Washington – President Donald Trump’s lawyer , Rudy Giuliani , insisted today that there is ” nothing wrong ” that the president’s campaign team had accepted information from the Russians in 2016 , while the Democratic representatives increased investigations into behavior undue in the campaign and possible crimes of obstruction of justice detailed in the report of special prosecutor Robert Mueller .
Giuliani said the efforts of Trump’s campaign to get political help from representatives of the Russian government may have been imprudent, but they are not illegal.
” There is nothing wrong with accepting information from the Russians, ” said Giuliani, referring to the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, attended by Donald Trump Jr. , the president’s son; his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign president Paul Manafort with a lawyer linked to Russia. The Trump campaign was looking for information that was detrimental to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton .
Today’s news programs offered the most recent exchange of views following the publication of Mueller’s 448-page full report on Thursday, detailing his two-year investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller he found no evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign, and chose not to make a decision on whether there was obstruction of justice or not.
Giuliani refuted Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who on Twitter issued a statement on Friday in which he said he was “disgusted” by the findings in Mueller’s report that cited details of how the Trump campaign received the approval of Russia harmful political data.
Giuliani noted that Romney “must cease his attacks”, saying that it is common to accept damaging information about political rivals.
” I would have advised, just out of excessive caution, not to do it, ” he said. However, “there is no crime.”
Asked if there is anything wrong with using information stolen by foreign adversaries, Giuliani said: “It depends on the stolen material.”
Trump, who spent the end of Holy Week at his private residence in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, assured through a series of tweets that he was already completely exonerated in Mueller’s report and that continued efforts of Democrats to investigate will have a high political cost.
“Although there was no collusion and there was no obstruction, the democrats of the radical left do not want to continue legislating for the good of the people, but only to investigate and waste time. This is costing our country a lot, and it will cost the Democrats a lot of time in 2020! “He tweeted.
Mueller did not explicitly exonerate Trump in his report on obstruction of justice , in part in accordance with the Department of Justice’s guidelines that a sitting president should not be imputed.
Without ruling out a political trial, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who heads the House of Representatives commission that would be in charge of the impeachment hearings, said he remains puzzled by the fact that Mueller did not file charges of criminal association against him. the participants in the meeting at the Trump Tower.
Giuliani spoke on the networks CNN and NBC.