Is collusion a crime?

Giuliani Trump Cohen legal teams sever ties

The question of whether President Trump obstructed justice in the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn has always hinged on his familiarity with the details of that probe - and when he learned them.

President Donald Trump's lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is now questioning if colluding with the Russian Federation is even a crime.

"You've forfeited your law license, as far as I'm concerned", Giuliani said. "The President didn't hack", Giuliani told CNN. He didn't pay them for hacking, ' Giuliani said. Four members of the Trump campaign also have been charged for alleged crimes, but they were not directly linked to collusion.

"Colluding with foreigners to impact a US election is a crime", explained MSNBC host Ari Melber Tuesday night.

"No collusion" - it's a defense President Trump has used against allegations that his campaign worked with Russian Federation to win the 2016 presidential election.

Giuliani explained that because of the great work Trump's attorneys did early on - providing Mueller with "1.4 million documents" and "32 witnesses" - Trump's legal team is in a position today in which they no longer need to cooperate.

Although Trump has strongly opposed views there was any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign, he has made similar remarks as Giuliani in the past, a New York Times report highlighted.

Giuliani said Monday that the Trump team actually knows of "183 recordings" from Cohen, but many of them involved people having nothing to do with Trump. He said Trump, who employed Cohen for a decade, "had a close friend betray him".

In particular, prosecutors say they will introduce evidence that a chairman of one of the banks allowed Manafort to file inaccurate loan information in exchange for a role on the Republican campaign and the promise of a job in the Trump administration that never materialised.

"Maybe it explains why he hired 13 Democrats, ' Giuliani said, referencing Trump's repeated claim that Mueller stacked his team with 'angry" Democrats, although Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations would have precluded the Republican Mueller from using party affiliation to select his team.

GIULIANI: Lanny Davis [Cohen's lawyer] has added that there was a meeting two days before the meeting took place, with Donald jnr, Jared, Manafort and two others, Gates and one more person.

Mueller's team is looking into whether Trump sought to undermine the Russian Federation investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey and attacking Justice Department officials such as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller. I say that to attack the legitimacy of the investigation, ' Giuliani said.

Trump and his surrogates have repeatedly sought to delegitimize the special counsel's investigation by saying there was "no collusion" and calling the special counsel's probe a "witch hunt".

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.

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