President Donald Trump’s legal spokesperson Rudy Giuliani claimed on Wednesday that he “never said there was no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia, saying he has only maintained the president himself did not collude.
“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign. Or between people in the campaign," Giuliani said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," after host Chris Cuomo said it was false to suggest there was no collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin.
While members of the campaign may or may not have colluded with America’s foreign adversary, Giuliani contended, he assured Cuomo that Trump has done no such thing.
"There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the [Democratic National Committee]," Giuliani said.
“The president did not collude with the Russians," he added.
Giuliani said if “the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago,” adding: “It's not provable because it never happened. … I’m telling you there’s no chance it happened.”
Trump has long referred to the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt” and “hoax”, despite the fact that special counsel Robert Mueller has issued numerous indictments and garnered guilty pleas and convictions.