Trump urges Mueller to admit conflict of interest in pending investigation

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Trump himself also said in a New York Times interview in December, "There is no collusion, and even if there was, it's not a crime".

In May, the US Department of Justice announced that former FBI Chief Robert Mueller had been appointed as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference, shortly after Trump fired James Comey from his FBI chief's post.

The former NY mayor and federal prosecutor echoed a sentiment he expressed earlier in the day on "Fox and Friends".

The former NY mayor went on to say, "They can squeeze him, [but] Paul Manafort does not know anything...what I'm saying is, he was not involved with intimate business relationships with Donald Trump".

CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti said today that the President should be concerned about the ongoing special counsel investigation into obstruction.

"I'm happy to tell Mueller that Trump wasn't at the Trump Tower meeting", Giuliani said.

"I believe we are coming toward the end, so I'm talking to some of the people that were involved in the original part of the investigation", he said.

He called Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen a "scoundrel", accusing him of deceptively recording meetings after assuring those involved that he was not doing so.

Mueller might decide, for example, that a crime was committed if he finds evidence that an American was involved in the hack of Democrats, either by soliciting it or paying someone to do it.

Giuliani said that the only crime present regarding the Russians is hacking, and it'd be "ridiculous" to think that Trump was involved.

"My client didn't do it, and even if he did it, it's not a crime", Giuliani said.

Looks like Colbert has found one creative way to highlight some of Giuliani's conflicting opinions of Cohen - although, given its foundation in literary myth, it might not hold up in court.

Fox News reported liberal icon Alan Dershowitz speculated that Mueller hopes the charges he filed against Paul Manafort will force the onetime Trump campaign manager to reveal something incriminating about the president.

The Trump team began publicly arguing this assertion since late previous year. A successful conviction would give momentum to Mueller since the probe began 14 months ago.

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