President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that “collusion is not a crime,” echoing his attorney Rudy Giuliani’s comments a day earlier.
“Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion,” Trump tweeted, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that “collusion is not a crime.”
“Colluding about Russians ― I’m not sure that’s even a crime,” Giuliani told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “The hacking is the crime. The president didn’t hack.”
Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump’s legal team, repeated the claim during an appearance Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”
″There’s not any evidence of collusion here involving our client and the Russians,” Sekulow said. “But collusion isn’t a crime.”