Trump Tweets That Collusion Is Not A Crime. The Internet Disagrees

Trump Tweets That Collusion Is Not A Crime. The Internet Disagrees

"I believe the Constitution is clear that the president can not be subpoenaed or if he is subpoenaed, he has a right to challenge it", Mr. Giuliani said.

That wasn't the only wild assertion Giuliani made on his tour of cable news stations Monday morning.

Giuliani told Sean Hannity that his team had moved away from allowing the president to answer even "a few limited questions on collusion". "The president didn't hack", Giuliani said on CNN.

Fordham University law professor Jed Shurgerman concurred, writing in Slate last week that "while "collusion" might not be a crime under any federal statute, any collusive conduct by the Trump campaign could be prosecuted as a 'conspiracy against the United States'". "He didn't pay them for hacking".

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has said he'd be willing to go on the record with the special counsel and say the president did indeed know about the meeting. And, finally, Trump asked, "why isn't Mueller looking at all of the criminal activity & real Russian Collusion on the Democrats side- Podesta, Dossier?"




While the word "collusion" is not part of the federal code, legal analysts have noted that other crimes, including conspiracy, could be brought if there is evidence that Trump's campaign worked with Russian Federation to undermine the presidential election.

US President Donald Trump urged US Special Counsel Robert Mueller to admit conflict of interest in the investigation of Russia's alleged meddling in US elections, led by Mueller.

"Note to Giuliani: Look it up-Colluding to violate the law is conspiracy", Sen.

Former federal prosecutor Berit Berger noted that "obstruction of justice can come in many different ways", and that can include tweets "as long as the intent is there". Camerota asked Giuliani about a "contentious business relationship" that Trump claims to have had with Mueller-possibly over a membership dispute the two reportedly had regarding one of Trump's golf properties. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) expressed exasperation with Giuliani's media interviews.

Jonathan Swan at Axios reported Giuliani told him Trump is fed up with Robert Mueller and wants him to "put up or shut up". "They change nearly by the hour".

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