'Collusion is not a crime'

Trump urges Mueller to admit conflict of interest in pending investigation

Donald Trump says collusion 'is not a crime,' insists his campaign did not collude with Russia

Legal experts, however, have repeatedly said that anyone found collaborating with Russian Federation on the 2016 election could be charged with other crimes, such as conspiracy, and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has not concluded.

"Maybe it explains why he hired 13 Democrats, ' Giuliani said, referencing Trump's repeated claim that Mueller stacked his team with 'angry" Democrats, although Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations would have precluded the Republican Mueller from using party affiliation to select his team. Asked about what specific conflict the president was referring to in a Monday interview with CNN, Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani described it as a "dispute" but left it to the president to further characterize his complaint.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpYemeni-American man kills himself after family blocked from entering USA by Trump admin Dershowitz on MSNBC panel: "Don't you dare accuse me" of defending Trump Bannon slams Kochs: "What they have to do is shut up and get with the program" MORE's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday dismissed the investigation into suspected collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, saying that collusion is "not a crime".

Collusion is not technically a legal charge, but Mr Mueller could bring conspiracy charges if he believes there was such work by campaign managers with Russian Federation. "It's us, meaning the team of lawyers, including me, that have the most reservations about that". But the shifting focus from a strong denial of collusion to questioning whether collusion would even be illegal marks a shift for the Trump legal team. If it wishes, Congress could start impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Giuliani also taunted Mueller in an interview with Axios published Monday.

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Mnangagwa also took to Twitter , calling for calm and urging patience before the results were announced. Zimbabwe's electoral commission says " sometime tomorrow " it will say when those will be released.

In his tweets, Mr Trump also said the investigation was triggered by a damning dossier compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, and questioned why Mr Mueller was not probing Democrats. Trump has also asserted he didn't know about the meeting.

"Michael Cohen is a bully and a liar".

"We're in the process of responding to their proposal", Giuliani said after an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, indicating that Mueller's team had responded Tuesday.

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who has been a supporter of Trump, told reporters on Tuesday that he has not seen proof of collusion, but efforts by Trump and his legal team to parse the legality of "collusion" aren't helping. "There is no evidence of collusion that I've seen, but I think those sort of comments are not particularly helpful", Cornyn said.

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