'Truth isn't truth', says Trump lawyer

President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law in Washington

Rudy Giuliani on Russia probe: "Truth isn’t truth"

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press", Giuliani brushed aside the idea that special counsel Robert Mueller could rely on the meeting for any possible charges against the president. As such, I think Giuliani is rather consciously trying to avoid claims of truth over falsehood, but is rather trying "what is truth, anyway?"

"What am I supposed to say?"

What I have to tell you is, look, I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury.

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between the then-candidate's oldest son and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin was arranged to seek information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

During an exchange about the Mueller investigation, Giuliani used the phrase "truth isn't truth".

In his four months as one of US President Donald Trump's personal lawyers, the former New York City mayor has blitzed media green rooms, befuddled legal experts and caused headaches for the White House.

"The meeting was originally for the goal of getting information about Clinton", Giuliani said.

This isn't the first time in recent days that Giuliani has spoken about the truth and facts this way.

"No, facts are not in the eye of the beholder", Cuomo countered.

Giuliani also asserted that, if Mueller's obstruction probe ultimately came down to Trump's word against fired FBI Director James Comey's, "truth isn't truth".

Speaking with host Chuck Todd, Giuliani was explaining his position that the president will be "trapped into perjury" if called to testify before Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Trump in a series of Sunday morning tweets is responding to a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has given hours of testimony to the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling. In a CNN interview on Tuesday, Giuliani insisted to interviewer Chris Cuomo that "facts" are "in the eye of the beholder". "Nowadays they are", Giuliani asserted.

And in a May interview with The Washington Post, Giuliani said that Mueller and his investigators, "may have a different version of the truth than we do". Maybe you know because you're a genius. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief tweeted: "Truth exists and truth matters. If we are untethered to truth, our justice system can not function and a society based on the rule of law dissolves". People who lie are held accountable. "If we are untethered to truth, our justice system can not function and a society based on the rule of law dissolves".

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