Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Giuliani: It's time for Mueller to put up or shut up

Giuliani: It's time for Mueller to put up or shut up

Trump himself also said in a New York Times interview in December, "There is no collusion, and even if there was, it's not a crime".

Mueller is expected to adhere to U.S. Justice Department guidelines to not indict a current president, but is expected to write a report on his findings that could, if wrongdoing is alleged, be turned over to Congress.

While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Mueller is probing any coordination between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, and could bring conspiracy charges if he finds that any campaign member worked with Russia to break USA law.

Giuliani said Monday that the Trump team actually knows of "183 recordings" from Cohen, but many of them involved people having nothing to do with Trump.

Democrats have argued that Mr. Mueller is likely to subpoena Mr. Trump, which could spark a debate over whether a sitting president can be subpoenaed.

"I believe the Constitution is clear that the president can not be subpoenaed or if he is subpoenaed, he has a right to challenge it", Mr. Giuliani said. "'Collusion" and "coordination' are not legally relevant terms, but they are often used as shorthand to refer to such a criminal conspiracy", it said.

While the word "collusion" is not part of the federal code, legal analysts have noted that other crimes, including conspiracy, could be brought if there is evidence that Trump's campaign worked with Russian Federation to undermine the presidential election.

"I can't keep with Rudy Giuliani's theories of defense", Durbin said.

"Collusion is a crime", said Rosenberg, who once headed the Drug Enforcement Administration. You start analyzing the crime - hacking is the crime...

Giuliani declined to say what the purported Trump-Mueller business relationship was and said it was up to Mueller to reveal it, even though Trump raised the issue with his Twitter comment.

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

Looks like Colbert has found one creative way to highlight some of Giuliani's conflicting opinions of Cohen - although, given its foundation in literary myth, it might not hold up in court.

Should Manafort be convicted, the investigation by Mr Mueller could gain some momentum.

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