Giuliani: ‘Collusion is Not a Crime, It Was Over With by the Time of the Election’

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump‘s lawyer, appeared on This Week for an extensive interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday, and denied that collusion is a crime. He added that either way, it was all wrapped up by the election.

Stephanopoulos asked Giuliani about Michael Cohen‘s cooperation with the special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russian interference in the election. The ABC anchor pointed out the special counsel said Cohen provided them “valuable information” for their investigation.

“I have no idea what they’re talking about,” Giuliani said. “I know that collusion is not a crime. It was over with by the time of the election.”

Stephanopoulos asked about negotiations for a proposed Trump building in Moscow, which Cohen lied to Congress about when he claimed talks stopped in January 2016. Giuliani dismissed concerns about the timeline, and said Trump didn’t know about the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016.

Giuliani also said he didn’t believe Roger Stone gave Trump a heads up about the Wikileaks dump of the DNC and Hillary Clinton‘s emails during the campaign.

“But if Roger Stone gave anyone a heads up about Wikileaks leaks, that’s not a crime,” Giuliani added.

Watch above, via ABC.

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