Giuliani: 'Nothing wrong' with campaign taking information from Russians

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE's lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiWanna beat Sanders? Hope he wins South Carolina Giuliani: Bloomberg 'jeopardized' stop and frisk by 'overusing it' Giuliani asked for post-9/11 mayoral election to be canceled so he could stay in office: book MORE said Sunday that there was "nothing wrong" with a campaign accepting help from Russia.

"There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians," Giuliani told CNN host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperAcosta to Trump: CNN's 'record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes' Murphy: No concerns with Sanders on gun policy Dean says he's not worried Sanders would harm down-ballot Democratic candidates MORE on "State of the Union."

"It depends on where it came from," he added. "You're assuming that the giving of information is a campaign contribution."

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Tapper pushed back on Giuliani's claim, questioning whether Giuliani would accept information from Russians against a candidate if he were running for office.

"I probably wouldn't. I wasn't asked," Giuliani responded. "I would have advised, just out of excess of caution, don't do it." 

"But you're saying there was nothing wrong with doing that," Tapper interjected. 

"There's no crime," Giuliani replied. "We're going to get into morality? That isn't what prosecutors look at — morality." 

Giuliani appeared to make similar comments to NBC's Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrailing Democrats tout strength with black voters ahead of South Carolina Clyburn says Democrats spent 'too much time on Bloomberg' in Nevada debate The Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen MORE in an interview that aired Sunday.

"So, it is now OK for political campaigns to work with materials stolen by foreign adversaries?” Todd asked the attorney on "Meet the Press."

“Well, it depends on the stolen material,” Giuliani responded.

Giuliani's comments came after the attorney in the same interview criticized GOP Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPresident Trump is weak against Bernie Sanders in foreign affairs Conservative activist Charlie Kirk urges CPAC crowd to boo Romney The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence taps health official to aid coronavirus response MORE (Utah) for issuing a statement on Friday saying he was "appalled" by the findings laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report on his investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian election interference.

"I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement," Romney wrote.

Giuliani told Hill.TV on Thursday that Mueller's 400-plus-page report took a "cheap shot" at the president, calling Mueller's findings "one-sided."

Trump and his associates have levied an onslaught of attacks against Mueller's report in recent days, declaring victory after the report found that there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The special counsel, however, wrote in his report that his team probed 10 “episodes” of potential obstruction of justice, leaving the door open to possible congressional probes of Trump’s conduct.