‘There’s nothing wrong with taking information by Russians’

Rudy Giuliani, attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the White House Sports along with Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 30, 2018.

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Rudy Giuliani, attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the White House Sports along with Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 30, 2018.

Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday in which there’s ‘nothing wrong’ with taking information by Russians, after the Mueller report laid out extensive ties between the Trump campaign along with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

The president’s lawyer told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “any candidate inside entire world would certainly take information,” even as Tapper noted the information came by a “hostile foreign source.”

The comments came as Giuliani slammed a statement made by Sen. Mitt Romney criticizing Trump after a redacted edition of the 448-page Mueller report was released on Thursday. The report found in which Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election however in which could not conclude in which the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. On obstruction in which did not find the president guilty, however in which also did not “exonerate” him.

Romney’s statement read in part: “I am also appalled in which, among various other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help by Russia — including information in which had been illegally obtained; in which none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; along with in which the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.”

The statement referred to the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting where Trump campaign officials including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner along with Paul Manafort agreed to sit down with Russians offering dirt on their Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Giuliani called Romney a hypocrite. “Stop the bull. Stop in which pious act in which you weren’t trying to dig up dirt on people,” Giuliani said of Romney, who ran for president in 2012 against Barack Obama. Giuliani noted in which he had run inside Republican primary against Romney.

He added, “Who says in which’s even illegal” to get opposition research by foreigners, though he said he would certainly have advised against in which along with “probably” would certainly not have done in which himself.

The Romney statement didn’t sit well with the president either. He pinned a tweet mocking the Utah senator to his own Twitter feed.

“If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!” in which said.