President Donald Trump doubled down on the utterances of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani saying that collusion is not a crime, in a Tuesday morning tweet.
Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
Trump repeated his frequent refrain that the only people who colluded with the Russian government are the Democratic National Committee and his former opponent Hillary Clinton. Giuliani originally stated that collusion is not a crime in two separate media appearances Monday morning.
“I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime,” Giuliani told Fox News Monday, flatly declaring “Collusion is not a crime.” The personal lawyer to the President continued to CNN “four months, they’re not going to be colluding with Russia, which I don’t even know if that’s a crime, colluding about Russians,” adding “You start analyzing the crime — the hacking is the crime. … The President didn’t hack.”