Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he never denied that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
Instead, the president’s attorney and former New York mayor said that Trump himself had not colluded with the Kremlin.
“There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here: conspired with the Russians to hack” the Democratic National Committee, Giuliani said.
Trump has consistently denied colluding with Russia, and he and Giuliani have consistently said that it isn’t a crime anyway.
However, as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Giuliani conceded that “if the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago.”
Watch Cuomo and Giuliani go head-to-head in the clips below.