Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, attempted on Thursday to clean up comments he made the night before stating that Trump did not collude with Russian officials but suggesting that other campaign officials may have.
“I represent only President Trump not the Trump campaign. There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form,” Giuliani said in a statement, adding, “Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.The only knowledge I have in this regard is the collusion of the Clinton campaign with Russia which has so far been ignored.”
During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night, Giuliani said that he “never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or people in the campaign,” adding that the president has also never said there was no collusion.
Trump has repeatedly denied that he colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller is currently investigating whether Moscow and Trump’s presidential campaign worked in concert to sway the election, and whether Trump subsequently tried to obstruct justice.
“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign. Or between people in the campaign,” Giuliani told Cuomo.
He added: “There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you can commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the DNC.”