Jul 30, 2018 - Economy

Rudy Giuliani: "Collusion is not a crime"

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani made the rounds on morning news show circuit Monday, notably claiming that "collusion is not a crime" during an appearance on Fox & Friends.

Why it matters: It's a notable moving of the goalposts by Trump's personal lawyer. And it comes just one day after Trump denied any collusion — as he often has — and continued his withering rhetoric against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Twitter.

Giuliani also argued on CNN's New Day that Russian hacking of American targets — not any potential act of collusion with Russian individuals — is the real crime, and that President Trump did not participate in any hacking or pay for any hacking to take place.

Go deeper: Giuliani spoke with Axios' Jonathan Swan today, saying that Mueller's investigators "don't have a goddamn thing."

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