Running around the Sunday news shows, President Trump’s current personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said:
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was “nothing wrong” with the president’s 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians…
Giuliani called the Trump campaign’s effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal.
“There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani said Sunday, referring to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a lawyer linked to Russia. The Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“I would have advised, just out of excess of caution, don’t do it,” he said. Nevertheless, “there’s no crime.”
I call bullshit on this one. No candidate for public office in the United States should ever seek or accept assistance from any foreign country or foreign national…ever. And if Rudy is even marginally right…this needs to be made illegal immediately. We are already deep into the 2020 campaign.
missed this snippet…so adding it here: 4/22/19 6 pm
Pressed about whether there is a something wrong about using information stolen by foreign adversaries, Giuliani said, “It depends on the stolen material.”