Rudy Giuliani on Collusion

Rudy Giuliani on Russian Collusion by Donald Trump and the Trump Campaign

THEN
NOW


2018
July 2018 - 2019

Rudy Giuliani on Trump Campaign Collusion Then
Rudy Giuliani on Trump Campaign Collusion Now


#RudyGiuliani 1/17/18: "Mueller has no evidence of collusion… There was none." » #Giuliani 1/17/19: "I represent only President Trump not the Trump campaign. There was no collusion by President Trump." Click To Tweet

Rudy Giuliani on Russian Collusion by Donald Trump and the Trump Campaign

THEN

2018

Rudy Giuliani on Trump Campaign Collusion Then
“Yeah sure [Roger Stone met with a Russian who had offered him damaging information on Hillary Clinton]. But that meeting led to nothing. This led to nothing. So if anything it’s proof there was no collusion. And as- as- as- I think if you ever were to see the reports done by all those highly biased agents and prosecutors and- I mean Mueller has no evidence of collusion. How about this? There was none.”
- Jan 17, 2018

CBS News, Jan 17, 2018

(retrieved 1/21/19)
“Russian collusion is a total fake news. Unfortunately, it has become the basis of the investigation. And Mueller owes us a report saying that Russia collusion means nothing, it didn’t happen. That means the whole investigation was totally unnecessary.”
- May 2, 2018

Fox News (via Washington Post), May 3, 2018
Rudy Giuliani’s revealing interview with Sean Hannity, annotated

(retrieved 1/21/19)
starts at 0:46

“Yeah [this is a ‘witch hunt’]. Sure. You can’t explain this any other way. First of all, there never should have been an investigation. There was no Russian collusion. We’re now a year and a half, two years into this, no Russian collusion, case over.”
- May 2, 2018

Fox News (via Washington Post), May 3, 2018
Rudy Giuliani’s revealing interview with Sean Hannity, annotated

(retrieved 1/21/19)
quote starts at 0:10

“This is a witch hunt… Attorney General Sessions should step up and dismiss this entire investigation… There is no evidence of collusion with the Russians. Gone.”
- May 5, 2018

“There are a group of 13 highly partisan Democrats who make up the Mueller team, excluding him… They can’t emotionally come to grips with the fact that this whole thing with Russian collusion didn’t happen.”
- June 6, 2018

Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2018
Giuliani says Mueller's team is trying to frame Trump

(retrieved 1/21/19)
“You can investigate an innocent person forever and forever and find nothing. When do we say enough is enough. No collusion, no obstruction.”

“Mueller is now finished with Papadopoulos… And again: NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION.”

“All developments point to no collusion. Papadopoulos testified no knowledge of collusion. Woodward, after exhaustive research, found no evidence.”

“There is a quote put up by a source close to Manafort that the plea agreement has and cooperation agreement has nothing to do with the Trump campaign, quote: there is no evidence of collusion. Now I know that because I have been privy to a lot of facts I can’t repeat. But the reality is no evidence of collusion… There have been four guilty pleas now and they’re completely irrelevant.”
- Sept 14, 2018

Fox News, Sept 14, 2018
Rudy Giuliani reacts to Paul Manafort's plea deal

(retrieved 1/21/19)
“Woodward says no evidence of collusion. So does Manafort’s team. Mueller can investigate endlessly and he will find no evidence.”

“According to sources close to Manafort defense… ‘There was no collusion with Russia.’ Another road travelled by Mueller. Same conclusion: no evidence of collusion President did nothing wrong.”

“Isn’t Manafort cooperating when he says no collusion. He should get as much credit, maybe more, by sticking to the truth.”

“Morning shows all ignore clear statement from Manafort team that… ‘there was no collusion.’ It is pathetic: how biased they are!”

“Hysterical coverage of Cohen plea. It misses point that, once again like Corsi leaked documents demonstrate, Mueller’s crew has no evidence of collusion.”

“No collusion, no obstruction now campaign finance but payments to settle lawsuits are not clearly a proper campaign contribution or expenditure.”


#RudyGiuliani 6/6/18: "The Mueller team…can’t emotionally come to grips with the fact that…collusion didn’t happen." » #Giuliani 1/16/19: "If the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago." Click To Tweet

NOW

July 2018 - 2019

Rudy Giuliani on Trump Campaign Collusion Now
“Correct [‘there was no collusion with Russians whatsoever on behalf of the Trump campaign’]…

“Let me make one slight amendment: when I say the Trump campaign, I mean the upper levels of the Trump campaign. I have no reason to believe anybody else did. The only ones I checked with obviously are the top four or five people.”
July 30, 2018 -

Fox News (via New York Times), Jan 17, 2019
Rudy Giuliani Backs Off Remarks on Potential Collusion by Trump Aides

(retrieved 1/21/19)
quote starts at beginning

“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign… I have not. I said the president of the United States… The president did not collude with the Russians… He didn’t say nobody.”
Jan 16, 2019 -

Vox, Jan 17, 2019
Rudy Giuliani’s disastrous CNN interview created more problems for Trump

(retrieved 1/21/19)
quote starts at beginning

“If the collusion happened, it happened a long time ago. It’s either provable or it’s not. It’s not provable because it never happened… there’s no chance it happened.”
Jan 16, 2019 -

Vox, Jan 17, 2019
Rudy Giuliani’s disastrous CNN interview created more problems for Trump

(retrieved 1/21/19)
quote starts at beginning

“I represent the president. I can speak only to the president, not the campaign. The president was not involved in, nor does the president have any knowledge of collusion with the Russians or anyone else. I have no knowledge that anyone on the campaign colluded, but obviously I cannot speak for everyone on the campaign.”
Jan 17, 2019 -
“I represent only President Trump not the Trump campaign. There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form. Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.”
Jan 17, 2019 -
“My statements on collusion haven’t changed. The misinterpretation has changed. The point is I represent the President not the campaign. But from both perspectives there is no involvement in collusion with Russians on the email hack”


Context

Rudy Giuliani‘s January 16, 2019 claim that Donald Trump “didn’t say nobody” on the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with the Russians notwithstanding, Trump has repeatedly made that claim.

Here are a few examples:


#RudyGiuliani 9/15/18: "Mueller can investigate endlessly and he will find no evidence ❲of collusion❳." » #Giuliani 1/17/19: "I represent the president. I can speak only to the president, not the campaign." Click To Tweet