The goalposts have moved.
President Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared on CNN and Fox & Friends on Monday to argue that collusion is not a crime.
Giuliani condemned Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian interference in the 2016 election, and he laughed at the notion that Trump had done anything wrong. "Collusion is not a crime," Giuliani said on Fox & Friends.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 30, 2018
"Hacking is the crime," he said on CNN's New Day. "The president didn't hack, he didn't pay for the hacking." He continued to argue that there's "not a single stitch of evidence of collusion," which apparently is inconsequential anyway, since Giuliani believes it would be legal even if Trump did collude.
GIULIANI argues ***collusion is not a crime***: "I don't even know if that's a crime -- colluding with Russians. Hacking is the crime. The president didn't hack! He didn't pay for the hacking." pic.twitter.com/QMenE1qzxx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 30, 2018
Giuliani also argued that "the obstruction thing" in the investigation is "crazy," saying Trump "had a right" to fire former FBI Director James Comey. "This is the theater of the absurd," he said, calling it outrageous that Trump's innocence is still in question. Summer Meza