Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion is not a crime'

Rudy Giuliani said Monday that President Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians in the 2016 election ― and that it wouldn’t be a crime even if he did.

Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, railed against special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia interference in the election and whether Trump obstructed justice.

“I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime,” Giuliani said on “Fox & Friends.” “Collusion is not a crime.”

The former New York mayor appeared on CNN later Monday and repeated the assertion.

“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.”

Giuliani’s comments echo a statement Trump made in a December 2017 interview with The New York Times.

“There is no collusion, and even if there was, it’s not a crime,” Trump told the Times.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.