Rudy Giuliani was on Fox & Friends Monday morning to claim that President Donald Trump was completely exonerated, despite the fact that Attorney General William Barr’s letter does not conclude that. Giuliani was keen to stress the unfairness of the investigation.
Giuliani, who is Trump’s sometime lawyer, told Fox & Friends that he and other members of the Trump team had a response to Mueller’s report ready despite not having seen it. He said they wouldn’t release their response because there was no crime.
“You know, people just – here’s the thing to understand and I understood this from the very beginning, which is why I’m so passionate about it,” Giuliani said. “He didn’t do any of this. The man is an innocent man. I, again, whether you like him or you don’t like him and I happen to love him. He is one of my very good friends. And to see him go through this was horrible just as a friend. To see him go through it as the President of the United States really broke my heart as a patriot.”
“The President shouldn’t be distracted with made-up stories. Collusion is made up. If collusion is made up, well then how crazy – how could you have obstruction? Plus, please, guys, all of you wake up. The investigation wasn’t obstructed. What do they think about it? Of course he didn’t think about it. But you don’t prosecute people for what they think. You prosecute them for what they do. If we prosecuted people for what they think, you know, half the country would be in jail.”
Giuliani went on to dispute the campaign finance violations committed my Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen plead guilty to making hush money payments at Trump’s direction, but Giuliani decided now was the time to revisit the issue.
“This is a Weissman crazy theory. Just like campaign finance is a crazy theory. Those payments are, in part, personal payments. If not fully. Once there are personal payments for any reason at all, it’s not a campaign contribution. Just think if people could settle the lawsuits against them with campaign money. Everybody would be running for office, collecting money, and settling the sexual harassment complaints against them, the breach of contract complaints against them. Thirty members of Congress have had our taxpayer dollars settling sexual harassment. Did they list it as a campaign contribution? Of course they didn’t.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.