Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, defends using information that was illegally hacked by a foreign power to sway a presidential election. “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 21, 2019
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said while he would have advised the Trump campaign to avoid Russian help, he thought there was nothing wrong with a campaign taking information from Russia.
“There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if he would have taken information from a foreign source, Giuliani said, “I probably wouldn’t.”
“I wasn’t asked,” Giuliani said. “I would have advised, just out of excess of caution, don’t do it.”
So the new tactic is to say that perhaps the Trump campaign did collude a little with the Russians but that there is really nothing wrong with that?
Giuliani made essentially the same argument over on NBC.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 21, 2019
Courtesy of Vox:
The former New York City mayor also appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning, and told Chuck Todd he agrees Russian interference in the 2016 election was designed to help the president and his election efforts.
Todd asked Giuliani whether there was anything wrong with a campaign using information stolen by foreign adversaries. Giuliani said, “Depends on the stolen material,” and attempted to rebuke the media for providing coverage using stolen information.
Trump sent his surrogates to virtually all of the Sunday news shows today, and their objective was to spin, spin, spin until they are too dizzy to continue.
But damn Giuliani was in a class by himself.
To understand that completely you have to see his entire interview on MTP.
Chuck Todd: “Why isn’t he (Trump) angry at the Russians?”
Giuliani” “Because the Russians didn’t try to frame him.”
No, they tried to help him get elected, and Trump accepted that help.
Giuliani can spin and spin until the cows come home, but that fact is irrefutable now.