‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

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Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he’s “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and members of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Giuliani’s comments Wednesday night on CNN directly contradict the position of his own client, who’s repeatedly insisted there was no collusion during his successful White House run. Giuliani himself has described the idea of Russian collusion as “total fake news.”

Giuliani says even if some on the campaign did something wrong, there’s “not a single bit of evidence” tying Trump to a Russian hack of Democratic emails.

 The comments on collusion came after Giuliani was asked about the revelation in court papers that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had shared campaign polling data with an associate the U.S. has tied to Russian intelligence.

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