New Giuliani PR campaign: Collusion isn’t a crime, right?

30 July, 2018, 18:16 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Michael Cohen and Allen Weisselberg

Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Jr, and top campaign official Paul Manafort met at New York's Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was offering information from the Russian government.

"NO", Trump tweeted Friday morning.

In a tweet he said, "I didn't know of the meeting with my - the meeting with my son Don Jr". "Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!"

Donald Trump's onetime attorney Michael Cohen says he is prepared to tell the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Trump knew about and approved the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower at which a Russian delegation had offered dirt on Democrats to Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign heavies, CNN reports.

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Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and others have repeatedly said that the president knew nothing about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting until he was asked about it by reporters in July 2017.

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani attacked the manhood of special counsel Robert Mueller - hours after the president said Mueller had an ethical conflict due to their own "nasty" relationship. We hear Trump say "pay with cash", we hear Cohen saying "no no no", someone says "check", and the thing suddenly ends. If CNN participated in the hacking conspiracy to get those documents, as in Giuliani's hypothetical, then they certainly could be prosecuted for it. Giuliani's proposing - theoretically, anyway - that simply using the materials after the hacking doesn't constitute collusion or any other crime, even if the user knows the material came from an illegal hack. But he has said since that no "meaningful information" was offered and the meeting focused mostly on the issue of adoptions of Russian children.

But both CNN and NBC reported - citing anonymous sources - that Cohen is willing to make his claim to Mueller.

Giuliani's comments echo similar statements made by other members of the Trump camp, including the president himself.

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No evidence has publicly emerged that the Trump campaign has engaged in these activities, though special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is ongoing.

Federal prosecutors are known to be investigating Cohen's private business dealings, including his arranging of a $130,000 hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump before he was president.

"My observation is that it was an evolution that caused him to decide once Donald Trump was president that he had to tell truth and change his life", Davis told the AP.

Cohen's credibility was immediately challenged Thursday evening by the president's current lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani.

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow leveled the charge Tuesday night, accusing the White House of deliberately leaving out the question. Any group listening only to the translation side would have a hard time getting the full question, and so it was left out.

That same month, Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump's legal team, told The New Yorker that "there is no crime of collusion". Trump wrote. "How stupid and unfair to our Country".

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