Rudy Giuliani clarifies his ‘truth isn’t truth’ statement

Rudy Giuliani on Russia probe:

Former FBI Director James Comey, whose firing by Trump led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, said Sunday that "truth exists and truth matters".

Donald Trump's lawyer has claimed that "truth isn't truth", during an interview about when the U.S. president would speak with special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. He dismissed the idea of Trump having any foreknowledge about Russia's efforts, or potentially obstructing the subsequent inquiry.

"This is going to be a bad meme", he said. "And when you tell me that he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well that's so silly because that's somebody's version of the truth, not the truth".

Giuliani mimicked the gesture and said, "Don't do this to me".

Politico reporter Linda Cook added that Giuliani's statement is part of the administration's strategy to undermine public trust in all major institutions and that their attacks are escalating as Mueller closes in.

Donald Trump says, 'I didn't talk about Flynn with Comey.' Comey says, 'You did talk about it, ' so tell me what the truth is'. On July 30, Giuliani, in a defence since adopted by Trump, said that even if collusion occurred, it wouldn't be a crime.

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The younger Trump replied: "If it's what you say I love it" - and several days later, the meeting took place.

"No, no, no ... don't do this to me", said Giuliani, putting his hand to his head. "Nowadays they are", Giuliani asserted.

Mr Giuliani then made his main point - that accusations of obstruction of justice against the president hinge on a conversation he had with then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in February 2017, and that Mr Trump's account of that conversation differs radically from Mr Comey's. Why does the White House keep letting him go on TV?

"Truth is truth", Todd interjected.

Trump and his aides have been criticized for spreading lies and disinformation. The longtime Trump consigliere exclaimed, "Truth isn't truth!"

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