The President's attorney and New York City's former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has become infamous for his televised tirades, in which he claims there's been "no collusion" between President Donald Trump and Russia. He decries the Mueller investigation into Russian influence on the United States election as a "witch hunt," because—according to Giuliani—"truth is not truth."
Last night while speaking with CNN Host Chris Cuomo, he let some "not truth" slip. As Cuomo pressed Giuliani on his insistence that there was no suggestion of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
That's when Giuliani responded with an important—and telling—correction:
"I never said there was no collusion between the campaign. Or between people in the campaign. I have no idea."
Cuomo did a double take and corrected Giuliani: "Yes, you have."
"I have not. I've said 'the President of the United States.' There is not a single bit of evidence the President of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here: conspired with the Russians to hack the DNC."
Watch the shocking video below:
rudy giuliani: "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign! Or between people in the campaign" https://t.co/K8ATLlwKC2— John Whitehouse (@John Whitehouse) 1547691134.0
With the revelation, many Americans were feeling as stunned as Cuomo when hearing it live on the air.
Cuomo’s face is all of America rn https://t.co/MFmpbUi7WS— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1547692072.0
Chris Cuomo’s face says a million words https://t.co/fKHYb587fl— Charlie (@Charlie) 1547693424.0
@bengreenman Chris Cuomo is all of us right now https://t.co/iy58DaBtLs— Amber 🏳️🌈 (@Amber 🏳️🌈) 1547708455.0
To some, even Giuliani seemed surprised at his own words.
The juxtaposition of Chris Cuomo's "what the fuck did you just say" face with Rudy's "ah, shit" face is the truest… https://t.co/5mC2I4z7K2— A Chubby Dad Type (@A Chubby Dad Type) 1547735610.0
Rudy's face when the Mueller report is released. Can't wait. https://t.co/NvjVH6nx4I— Rosario Alcala (@Rosario Alcala) 1547730332.0
Rudy Giuliani always looks like he just heard what Rudy Giuliani said https://t.co/EC0JM8ji1j— Jess Dweck (@Jess Dweck) 1547696231.0
It's with good reason, however, that the two should be so surprised.
The admission from Giuliani sends a crack through what has otherwise been a ceaseless refrain from the White House: That the idea of Trump's campaign colluding with Russian operatives was ridiculous and likely generated by vengeful Democrats.
Some are noting how the story is constantly changing.
@mkraju @ChrisCuomo Um... so Giuliani is saying Trump was being *unwittingly* advised by a bunch of colluding Russi… https://t.co/AtE3nuBhEo— Pé Resists (@Pé Resists) 1547696414.0
@mkraju @ChrisCuomo Wow, now they admit collusion but say Trump wasn’t involved. The goalposts have moved all the way to the other endzone.— Adam Herr (@Adam Herr) 1547691512.0
@mkraju @ChrisCuomo Goal posts on wheels.— Gregg Henry (@Gregg Henry) 1547694926.0
The scary part: This may be just the beginning.