Rudy Giuliani clarifies his ‘truth isn’t truth’ statement

Rudy Giuliani clarifies his ‘truth isn’t truth’ statement

Rudy Giuliani clarifies his ‘truth isn’t truth’ statement

During his Meet the Press appearance, Giuliani sparred with anchor Chuck Todd over whether or not the president should sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has responded to a public backlash after he claimed that "truth isn't truth" during an interview. The former New York City major insisted he would not be "rushed" into making his client available for something that could become a chargeable offense under the law.

"When you tell me that [Trump] should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, that's so silly - because it's somebody's version of the truth". He dismissed the idea of Trump having any foreknowledge about Russia's efforts, or potentially obstructing the subsequent inquiry. You're left to wonder, is Giuliani afraid that Mueller has trouble distinguishing the truth from "the truth" or is he afraid that Trump does?

But in doing so, Giuliani created more confusion. On July 30, Giuliani, in a defence since adopted by Trump, said that even if collusion occurred, it wouldn't be a crime.

"No, no, no ... don't do this to me", Giuliani said.

Most legal experts agree with Giuliani that there is no specific crime of collusion, but they say if campaign officials conspired with foreign individuals to interfere in the election process, there could be other charges.

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"I think the strategy has been to undermine institutions", Cook said.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief tweeted: 'Truth exists and truth matters. Comey says you did talk about it. Why does the White House keep letting him go on TV?

"Truth is truth", NBC host Chuck Todd remarked during Sunday's interview.

The key Russian national was Natalia Veselnitskaya, who Goldstone referred to in his email to Trump a "Russian government attorney".

Russian Federation also denies claims it interfered in the polls two years ago, which saw Donald Trump defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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