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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE's lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani Biden blasts Trump, demands he release transcript of call with foreign leader 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 TapperSanders, Yang to miss CNN's town hall on LGBTQ issues Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' O'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' 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 ToddBooker dismisses early surveys: 'If you're polling ahead right now, you should worry' O'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Liz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump 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 RomneyBipartisan group of senators urges FDA to pull most e-cigarettes immediately Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes MORE (Utah) for issuing a statement on Friday saying he was "appalled" by the findings laid out in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation 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.