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Giuliani: Romney Should 'Stop the Bull'

Trump's lawyer dukes it out on the Sunday morning shows
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 21, 2019 5:00 PM CDT
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chair of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, per the AP. Giuliani called the Trump campaign's effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal. "There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians," Giuliani said, referring to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Trump's son Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and a lawyer linked to Russia. The Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Sunday news shows offered the latest back and forth following the release of the redacted Mueller report. Giuliani rebutted Sen. Mitt Romney, who said on Twitter Friday he was "sickened" by findings in the report involving "dishonesty and misdirection" by the White House. Giuliani said Romney should "stop the bull." For his part, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who chairs the House committee that would hold impeachment hearings, said he remained puzzled why Mueller did not bring charges of criminal conspiracy against those in the Trump Tower meeting. "All you have to prove for conspiracy is that they entered into a meeting of the minds to do something wrong and had one overt act," he said. "They entered into a meeting of the minds to attend a meeting to get stolen material on Hillary (Clinton). They went to the meeting. That's conspiracy right there."

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