In an interview on CNN Wednesday night, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tried to distance his client from evidence that his campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
In the process of defending Trump, Giuliani admitted that there may have been collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign … I have not. I said the president of the United States,” Giuliani asserted.
Analysts pointed out that Giuliani had not done his client any favors by admitting that members of the Trump campaign may have worked with the Russians.
On Thursday, CNN aired a montage of all the times the president has vehemently denied that his campaign colluded with Russian agents.
“No collusion!” the president declared in multiple public appearances. “Everybody knows there was no collusion.”
The more than dozen times the president has denied collusion assembled by CNN don’t even include all the Tweets and public statements.
“Those are just the soundbites,” observed CNN host Brianna Keilar.