Trump calls Mueller's Russian Federation probe 'rigged witch hunt'

US President Donald Trump speaks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House

US President Donald Trump speaks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House

On Tuesday, he echoed his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who said in television interviews on Monday that collusion is not a crime.

CNBC reported Giuliani also insisted "collusion is not a crime", even though the president has said there was no collusion.

The New York Times, in January article detailing an attempt by Trump to fire Mueller previous year that the President ultimately backed off from, said Trump claimed one of Mueller's conflicts stemmed from a dispute over fees at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

"There is No Collusion", Trump exclaimed in a tweet at 3:35 pm.

"I don't even know if that's a crime, colluding about Russians".

"The president didn't hack", Giuliani said. "He didn't pay for the hacking".

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible cooperation between Trump's presidential campaign and Russians who sought to influence the 2016 USA election by hacking into Democratic computers and using social media to try to undermine Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Fordham University law professor Jed Shurgerman concurred, writing in Slate last week that "while "collusion" might not be a crime under any federal statute, any collusive conduct by the Trump campaign could be prosecuted as a 'conspiracy against the United States'".

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But when he tried to call her, he said, the number didn't work, leaving him with no way of contacting his daughter. His relations with Meghan and the royals soured before her wedding after he staged paparazzi photos of himself.

That same month, Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump's legal team, told The New Yorker made a similar statement.

Earlier Monday on Fox and Friends, Giuliani tore into Michael Cohen over his secretly recorded conversation with President Trump, and suggested someone may have tampered with the tape.

Lewandowski's advice comes amid continued uncertainty about whether Trump will sit for an interview with Mueller's team and what an interview would include. On Friday, Trump tweeted that he "did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr".

Lewandowski said, however, that he thinks Trump wants to talk to Mueller.

So, is Trump off the hook in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation? He said about ten of them feature Cohen and reporters, while another one is a tape of Trump, Cohen and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

Asked about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's upcoming trial, Giuliani told Alisyn Camerota that Mr Manafort "was not involved with intimate business relationships with Donald Trump".

The other 31 people charged have either pleaded guilty or are Russians seen as unlikely to enter an American courtroom.

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