#CutTheBs, Trump Says Collusion is 'Not a Crime'

By: Kayla Pasacreta

In yet another effort to maintain his innocence in the Russia Investigation, Trump doubled down on his attorney Rudy Giuliani's comments. In a tweet Tuesday, Trump remarked, "collusion is not a crime,"


secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.
— Dictionary.com

Trump's tweets echo the words of Rudy Giuliani, who told CNN Monday, "Colluding about Russians ― I’m not sure that’s even a crime,” he continued, "The hacking is the crime. The president didn’t hack.”

Rudy Giuliani, photo via  CNN

Rudy Giuliani, photo via CNN

Trump has said for months that there was no collusion. Former FBI director James Comey explained the implications of collusion back in April, describing it as "not actually a thing that exists under the federal laws of the United States." Instead, Comey explained, the more serious focus that is a crime is if Americans conspired with a foreign government against the US.

In short, yes, collusion itself may not be a crime - but actively colluding and conspiring with foreign entities to hurt or influence the American election process is a crime - and that's what Trump should be worried about.

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