Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Trump rails against Mueller in Sunday tweetstorm

Donald Trump continues to deny Russia had any involvement in his 2016 US Presidential campaign SEAN GALLUP GETTY IMAGES Donald Trump continues to deny Russia had any involvement in his 2016 US Presidential campaign
| 02 August, 2018, 17:43

And speaking to CNN in May, Carrie Cordero, a CNN legal analyst and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said collusion isn't a crime "in the literal sense" but that there could be related criminal violations in colluding, such as receiving foreign money in a political campaign or assisting with or being an accessory to computer hacking.

If Trump or his aides knew in advance that Russian Federation had the trove of stolen emails and did nothing to alert federal authorities, they could be accused of covering up the crime of stolen emails or working as foreign agents. The hacking is the crime, ' he concluded.

Giuliani took to the airwaves Monday to keep up the president's attacks on Mueller, who is heading the Russian Federation probe, and faulted him for failing to publicly buttress Trump's position regarding a leaked recording of a tape between Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen discussing a payment involving a former Playboy playmate.

Giuliani told CNN's "New Day" on Monday that Mueller's team had been unresponsive to their recommendations for an interview between Mueller and the President for 10 days, adding that he believed the Mueller team is "in bad faith about an interview at this point".

He also said that despite Giuliani's attempts to clarify his various comments to the media, the president's team appears to have helped support a case that Donald Trump Jr. committed perjury in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I say that to attack the legitimacy of the investigation, ' Giuliani said. Trump has denied the affair allegation.


The former New York City mayor told CNN weeks ago that Trump might be coming around on the idea that he should resist sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with Mueller. He nearly still does. 'I can't tell you, ' he siad.

Trump unleashed a new broadside against Mueller and his investigation late Sunday, accusing the prosecutor of undisclosed "conflicts of interest" involving him, "including the fact that we had a very nasty & contentious business relationship".

The FBI, as well as the intelligence committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, have been handling the investigation into Russia's alleged interference into the 2016 US presidential election.

Giuliani also said it "sounds suspicious" that only one of 183 Cohen recordings obtained from Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on his home and office has Trump on it. "Now, we've got the Cohen (tapes)".

Trump, in a barrage of tweets, called on Mueller to disclose such "conflicts of interest" and alleged witch-hunt by the special counsel. Only 1 with the president of the united States, ' Giuliani said.

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