CNN airs montage of Trump saying there was ‘no collusion’ with Russia after Giuliani comments

CNN on Thursday aired a montage of clips of President Trump saying there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia following new comments from his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Host Brianna Keilar opened the segment by calling out comments that Giuliani made the previous night, when he claimed he never personally made the no-collusion argument.

{mosads}”The president has repeatedly, if not incessantly at times, claimed that there was no collusion, not just by him but by anyone on his campaign,” Keilar noted on “CNN Right Now.”

The CNN host pointed to 14 separate times in which Trump has said that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election, including most recently during an interview with Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro last weekend.

Keilar concluded the segment by saying that those were just the “soundbites.”

“Of course, there are print interviews and a lot of tweets — many, many tweets — where the president explicitly say his campaign did not collude,” she said.

CNN aired the segment after Giuliani on Thursday attempted to clean up his remarks from the previous night, when he claimed that he “never said there was no collusion” between Trump’s campaign and Russia in 2016.

“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign,” the former New York City mayor said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” before adding that he has only said Trump did not collude with the Russians.

Giuliani sought to clarify his comments in a statement reported by The New York Times on Thursday, saying that he has “no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.”

He repeated his assertion that “there was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form.”

The statements were delivered as special counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into Russian election interference and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Mueller is also looking into possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

Trump has consistently criticized the investigation, often referring to it as a “witch hunt.” 

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