"No collusion" is likely one of the phrases President Donald Trump and his surrogates have used most frequently since he took office. On Wednesday night, however, Trump's lawyer made an extraordinary claim to CNN's Chris Cuomo about that oft-repeated statement. Specifically, Rudy Giuliani claimed to have never said there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, just that Trump himself hadn't participated. Rudy Giuliani's collusion comments left Twitter very confused for numerous reasons.
For one thing, it's a false statement, as the Washington Post noted. In July, Giuliani told Fox News contributor Guy Benson that Benson was "correct" in stating that it was "still the position of [Giuliani] and [Trump] that there was no collusion with the Russians whatsoever on behalf of the Trump campaign.”
Nevertheless, Giuliani took a very different stance when speaking with Cuomo on Wednesday. The former New York mayor claimed there was a lot of “false reporting” about the investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia. However, Cuomo didn't let the claim stand.