Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, gave a bonkers interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night that will suck IQ points out of your head. Giuliani falsely claimed that he “never said there was no collusion” between Trump’s campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election. He did, however, previously make that claim. And Trump has repeatedly claimed on Twitter that there was “no collusion” with Russia.
Giuliani, like Trump, ranted during the interview about the amount of “false reporting” on the Russia investigation but Cuomo called him out on it.
“Mr. Mayor, false reporting is saying that nobody in the campaign had any contacts with Russia,” Cuomo said. “False reporting is saying that there has been no suggestion of any kind of collusion between the campaign and any Russians.”
Giuliani then contradicted his previous statements.
“You just misstated my position,” Giuliani said. “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign.”
Cuomo appeared to be in disbelief.
“Yes, you have,” Cuomo said.
Giuliani and Cuomo then had a back and forth over Trump’s repeated claims that “nobody” associated with his campaign ever colluded.
“He didn’t say nobody, he said he didn’t,” Giuliani said, then Cuomo immediately shot back that that wasn’t true.
We recall the ‘smocking gun’ tweet.
“Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.” @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2018
And this one:
Russian Collusion with the Trump Campaign, one of the most successful in history, is a TOTAL HOAX. The Democrats paid for the phony and discredited Dossier which was, along with Comey, McCabe, Strzok and his lover, the lovely Lisa Page, used to begin the Witch Hunt. Disgraceful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
And this one:
Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018
The Internet lit up after Giuliani’s remarks.
Can’t help but wonder what shoe may be about to drop in the Mueller investigation if Rudy Giuliani is on cable news saying things like, “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 17, 2019
Manafort’s lawyers shared the unredacted evidence Mueller had to give them. Rudy knows it’s real bad
— Itchy Kitchy (@KitchyItchy) January 17, 2019
I’m pretty sure Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani just told CNN that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. But that it’s okay. And in other news, it’s Wednesday.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 17, 2019
Assume Giuliani is telling the truth (🙄) & they never denied that people in the campaign may have colluded with Russia. Then the response to the investigation would’ve been, “Have at it, find out what those people did & hold them accountable.” But it wasn’t. Because Trump knew.
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) January 17, 2019
Rudy Giuliani always looks like he just heard what Rudy Giuliani said pic.twitter.com/EC0JM8ji1j
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) January 17, 2019
We’re pretty sure that Giuliani’s client might want to have a word with him.
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