“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, except where nobody gets killed or robbed.” https://t.co/H5W6gDGTIq— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 14, 2018
Trump insists he is innocent of any related crimes because he never explicitly asked for Cohen or AMI to violate campaign finance law by sitting on stories of his extra-marital affairs. And the president’s current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, contends that the scandal is overblown entirely.It's a crime, says Rudy, but "This was not a big crime." See? Only "big crimes" matter. I'm sure Rudy heard that defense against white collar crime many times when he was a prosecutor. Trump says there was no crime; his lawyer says it was a crime, but a small one. "Advice of counsel" as a defense is getting weaker and weaker.
“Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed… This was not a big crime,” Giuliani told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. He added, sardonically, “I think in two weeks they’ll start with parking tickets that haven’t been paid.”
And then he realizes his error:
CORRECTION: I didn’t say payments were not a big crime. I have said consistently that the Daniels and McDougall payments are not crimes and tweeted a great article yesterday making that point . If it isn’t a witch-hunt why are they pursuing a non-crime.— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 14, 2018