Trump repeats Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'

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Speaking to CNN's "New Day" on Monday, Giuliani said he wasn't sure if collusion was a crime.

But longstanding Department of Justice (DOJ) policy holds that a sitting president cann0t be indicted or compelled to respond to a subpoena, so a Mueller subpoena of Trump would nearly certainly be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. Mueller has already accused Trump's former campaign chairman and another top aide of working as foreign agents for Ukrainian interests and funneling millions of dollars from the work into offshore accounts used to fund lavish lifestyles.

Even without collusion being a criminal offense, US legal analysts say Mueller is likely investigating a possible conspiracy, a criminal offense, to connect with a foreign government to influence the election and probing numerous ties Trump campaign aides had with Russian interests.

Legal experts said that working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a United States election could violate multiple laws.

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"When I said today that there was no collusion and that collusion also is no crime, I've been saying that from the very beginning", he said, reacting to new reports that he was attempting to change the narrative.

Trump has denied that the campaign worked with Russian Federation to engineer his victory against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and bristles at the suggestion he might owe his White House victory to Moscow.

Russian Federation has denied the finding of USA intelligence agencies past year that it interfered to sway the election to Trump.

A Manafort conviction would give momentum to Mueller, who has indicted or secured guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies since the probe began.

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That could include hacking into Democratic Party computers, it said.

THE FACTS: It is correct to say that election collusion isn't a precise legal term.

"I don't know", Giuliani said before pivoting to other subjects.

Mueller's probe has gone on for a year and a half and so far has filed mostly "process" charges campaign workers unrelated any Trump campaign relationship with Russian Federation.

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"The judge is not sympathetic to this prosecution", he said.

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