Never said there was no collusion involving Trump campaign: Rudy Giuliani

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention in Washington U.S. Reuters

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention in Washington U.S. Reuters

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to clean up comments he made to CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday evening regarding collusion and the Trump campaign.

Giuliani's comments Wednesday night on CNN directly contradict the position of his own client, who's repeatedly insisted there was no collusion during his successful White House run.

Indeed, Trump's team has repeatedly said the campaign did not conspire with Russian Federation, or has dramatically downplayed the meaning of it, as Aaron Blake's timeline shows.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Earlier this week, Trump, after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russian Federation and Putin, declared, "I never worked for Russia" and told a reporter, "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question".

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Giuliani's comments in the CNN interview about Trump campaign involvement with Moscow were sharply at odds with what Trump himself has tweeted at least 13 times, that his successful campaign for the White House did not collude with Russian Federation.

"It's very sad because he was America's mayor", said McCain, referring to the public praise heaped upon Giuliani for how he responded quickly to the fallout of terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001.

"I said the president of the United States", he protested, arguing that he had only ever said Trump himself was not connected to any Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal told me that this appears to be a tacit admission of serious vulnerability - as well as an effort to lay the groundwork for a last-ditch defense of Trump, should more come out.

"The President did not himself, nor does he have any knowledge of collusion with Russians".

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"[Trump] said he didn't, he didn't say nobody [did]".

In the interview with Cuomo, Giuliani challenged special counsel Robert Mueller to provide evidence of wrongdoing by the President. "People are looking around asking, 'What's the play call?'" the Republican said.

"Of course I should (be able to view it first), I should be allowed to respond", Giuliani said, adding that "it's fair that we get an opportunity to do that".

The US president has been accused of going to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his meetings with his Vladimir Putin, including on at least one occasion seizing the notes of his own interpreter.

"As his lawyer, I'd honestly like you to see the whole report because I think Jay and I could knock the hell out of it", he said. Trump has so far answered only a limited number of questions in writing.

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Also in the interview, Giuliani said Trump would have considered not cooperating with the Mueller investigation had he known that the FBI launched a counterintelligence probe into whether the president was working for the Russians after firing James B. Comey as FBI director in May 2017.

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