Trump's attorney claims 'collusion is not a crime'

Giuliani Trump Cohen legal teams sever ties

The president believes it's time for special counsel Robert Mueller, who was supposed to be investigating Democrat claims of Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation, either to put up or shut up.

Rep. Steve Cohen told CNN that he believes President Donald Trump's son and son-in-law will be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for communications with Russian Federation during the 2016 elections.

Trump and Giuliani's stance has moved from there was "no collusion" to "collusion is not a crime" after the U.S. President's former lawyer Michael Cohen alleged that then candidate Trump knew about a meeting between his son and a Russian lawyer at the Trump Tower in NY.

A guest on Melber's show later pointed to a fifth possible collusion crime: bribery of public officials. "That's up to the president and Mueller to describe, it's not part of my legal representation".

In Trump's case, collusion is not a crime-it's many crimes. You start analyzing the crime - the hacking is the crime.

Mueller is also investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation and whether Trump has obstructed justice. "The president didn't hack", Giuliani said on CNN.




It's unclear whether Giuliani's latest line of argument is a strategic change in the Trump team's approach to the allegations, or just another pair of freewheeling interviews from the always outspoken former mayor. Trump wrote on Twitter.

Giuliani also said Mueller has "conflicts of interest".

"I haven't spoken to the President about it directly, but if he did ask my opinion.my political advice would be not to sit down with Bob Mueller", Lewandowski said Thursday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront". Much like Gollum's torment over whether or not he can trust the hobbits Frodo and Sam, Giuliani seems to waffle back and forth over Cohen's trustworthiness.

Fox News reported liberal icon Alan Dershowitz speculated that Mueller hopes the charges he filed against Paul Manafort will force the onetime Trump campaign manager to reveal something incriminating about the president. A spokesman for Mueller told The Washington Post that there was no dispute when Mueller left the club. Trump and his son have denied that the president knew about the meeting in advance. Those sources would not say how long the Trump team's lawyers would take to respond.

Cohen is the focus of a criminal investigation, and his attorney recently released an audiotape Cohen made in September 2016 in which he and Trump discussed buying the rights to the story of a former Playboy model who says she had an affair with Trump years ago.

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