Trump endorses Rudy Giuliani’s theory that collusion ‘not a crime’

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The alleged conflicts included: a dispute over fees at Trump National Golf Club; work for a law firm that once represented Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner; and an interview for director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation a day before being named special counsel.

"This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further", Trump said.

Giuliani, speaking to CNN on Monday, said he "wouldn't pardon him if he did that to me". Four members of the Trump campaign also have been charged, but they were not directly linked to collusion.

Trump, who has not been formally accused of anything in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's wide-ranging investigation into Russian election interference, has repeatedly dismissed the probe as a "witch hunt".

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed up his lawyer Rudy Giuliani's claim that collusion isn't illegal, stating flatly that it isn't a crime after the former NY mayor raised what could be a new legal tack amid the swirling Russian Federation probe.

While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Mueller could bring conspiracy charges if he believes there was such work by campaign members with Russian Federation. I mean that's actually the law. "I don't think they have any evidence he did anything wrong".

A knowledgeable source told NBC News that Cohen is willing to inform Mueller that Trump Jr. told his father about the meeting, contradicting Trump Jr.'s congressional testimony in May 2017.

The Trump legal team is open to Mueller interviewing Trump with questions related to "an area of collusion, not obstruction", Giuliani said on Monday. Trump has also asserted he didn't know about the meeting.

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Giuliani accused Cohen of "fooling, lying, deceiving everyone he talked with". If it wishes, Congress could start impeachment proceedings against Trump.

The ball is in the Trump team's court, two additional sources told CNN. Rudy Giuliani is a bully and a liar. "And Giuliani is trying to confuse and distract, playing word games, but at the end of the day, the special counsel is going to proceed methodically and meticulously in making the case".

"Michael Cohen is a bully and a liar".

Trump Jr.'s attorney, Alan Futerfas, disputed that idea in a response to Giuliani's comments Monday, saying that "we have investigated this matter for over a year and are in command of the facts".

"It's not an order, it's the president's opinion", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters, adding that Trump wants the probe to "come to an end". His legal team has long opposed the interview.

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But perhaps the highest-stakes denial was given by Trump his testimony previous year to the Senate Judiciary Committee. At the time, the Russian operation to covertly boost Trump's candidacy wasn't publicly known. "It's not true", he said.