President Trump has repeatedly denied any accusations of collusion, and has branded the Mueller investigation a politically motivated "Witch Hunt", started by his political opponents on a false premise.
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".
On Tuesday, he echoed his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who said in television interviews on Monday that collusion is not a crime. However, even Gollum knew in his heart that stealing was a crime, so perhaps he could teach Giuliani a thing or two about what is or isn't illegal.
"Right now I'm telling him 'no way, '" he said, asking why Trump would testify in an investigation that has "no legitimacy".
Trump has reluctantly acknowledged Russian interference in the election, but has called the investigation "a big hoax" to explain his upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Special counselRobert Mueller has enough evidence to charge the Trump campaign with conspiring to collude with Russian Federation to affect the 2016 presidential race, a former high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation official says. "But there's no collusion", Trump said.
Trump held a private meeting with Comey on February 14, 2017, in the Oval Office.
In Trump's case, collusion is not a crime-it's many crimes.
A source familiar with the secret testimony of key Trump Tower meeting participants to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees told NBC News that none of them ever raised the issue of a strategy session to get ready for the meeting.
Mr. Giuliani was dismissing these allegations when he argued that collusion can't be criminal. But, as his attorney Rudolph Giuliani did on Monday, Trump muddied those waters today. And as Robert Mueller ramps up the pressure and former Trump officials are heading to court - albeit on charges unrelated to Russian Federation - the game is on for the White House PR team to get ahead of criticism aimed at Donald Trump's path to the Oval Office.
Why? He returned home on the Monday after the wedding and was pictured purchasing a creamy drink from Starbucks en route. Yikes! What a royal diss - but she should probably spell Chrissy's name correctly if she expects her to ever see it.
The results spelled out disaster for its market value, despite the company heading into Wednesday with a share price of $217.50. More likely, though, market buzzards are holding off because of how quickly some analysts are turning on the company.
Sultan added that the animals are well taken care of and are inspected regularly to ensure their welfare. And judging from the pictures, online animal experts sided with Mahmoud, according to CBS News .
He then went on to play 24 times for Newcastle during last season, helping the side to a 10th-place finish. Aleksandar Mitrovic has left Newcastle's pre-season trip to Portugal after a fee was agreed with Fulham .
The Boeing 777 jet vanished in March 2014 with 239 people - mostly from China - on board, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Since then the cause of one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries has never been solved.
But Asonye told jurors the evidence would show Manafort hid "tens of millions of overseas income" to avoid paying taxes. Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Trump, said no one facing trial should expect a pardon, but he did not rule one out.
Israel rejects the widely held view that settlement expansion is one of the greatest obstacles to peace with the Palestinians. The incident occurred near the spot where an Israeli soldier was killed Friday under similar circumstances.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy repeatedly refused to support or oppose impeachment when asked by reporters at the Capitol. Rosenstein, along with FBI Director Christopher Wray , faced dozens of angry Republicans at a House hearing last month.
Nugroho said that the foreign visitors come from the U.S., UK, Malaysia, Canada, France, Netherlands, Thailand and Singapore. However, they are unlikely to reach the base before nightfall, and the evacuation will most likely stretch into Tuesday.
Mourinho praised Ivorian defender Eric Bailly for stepping in after Smalling had pulled up moments before the game. Honestly, United produced absolutely nothing in this outing except Andreas Pereira's beauty of a free-kick.
Staff members at the Indian and South Korean embassies said they were unaware of any unusual incident and were working as normal. Exact information regarding the cause of the explosion still remains unknown at the moment, as reported by the Mirror .
North Korea only returned one dog tag to identify war remains
U.S. spy satellites have detected renewed activity at a North Korean nuclear missile factory, according to a senior U.S. official. Indeed, the commitments regarding its nuclear weapons program were so vague as to be nearly meaningless, in my view.
Police say 3 killed, 7 injured; 2 suspects
Police say three people have died and seven other people have been transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. New Orleans Police were still on the hunt for the suspected shooters on Sunday morning.
Facebook sued after stock plunge 'shocked' market
He said the 19 percent plunge in Facebook shares the next day stemmed from federal securities law violations by the defendants. Shareholders suddenly turned tail after realizing that growth had been running out of the company's core money-making app.
Blues to offer Pickford new deal
Hazard though has two years left on his current deal with Chelsea but has stalled contract extension talks worth £300,000 a week. Hazard's arrival from Chelsea could hamper the duo's progress, with the Belgian likely to be a first-choice forward.
Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue
Greece endures wildfires every year but the fires that broke out on Monday were the deadliest to hit the country in decades. For two hours the group struggled to stay afloat, until salvation came in the form of a fishing boat and its Egyptian crew.
Why selling Martial would be a mistake for the club
I don't want a contract because maybe in the next year or so I'm a free agent, so maybe they might look to tie me down for that. However, according to the Independent , United could have been challenging for far bigger names if it wasn't for Mourinho .
Pakistan's political parties reject election results
In other areas, it said , "polling staff appeared to be biased toward a certain party", without naming the party. "Today what they have done has pushed Pakistan back 30 years..." "People will not bear it", he added.