In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd, Giuliani also expressed concern about the possibility the special counsel's investigation could set a perjury trap for the president based on a different "version of the truth".
Speaking with NBC host Chuck Todd, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump argued about the nature of "truth", finally blurting "truth isn't truth" to the incredulous host. Now, if one simply reads the headlines, tweets, and sometimes, even full stories from outlets like New York Magazine, one could be forgiven for thinking this is an outrageous statement. "You just said it".
GIULIANI: Yes, yes, each time by three or four days so we could write a letter in response. "You told me, did they show an intention to do anything with Russians?"
"They have taken two to three weeks to get back to us", Guiliani said, "so 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". "And when you tell me that he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well that's so silly because it's somebody's version of the truth".
TODD: Truth is truth. "Not the truth", Giuliani said.More news: Henry Golding & 'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars Say Their Film Is 'For Everyone'!
"She didn't represent the Russian government!" he exclaimed, after Todd pointed out that the Clinton dirt the Trump team had been expecting purported to come "from the Russian government". "Mr. Mayor, do you realize, what". He says, "I didn't have to".
TODD: Don't do "truth isn't truth" to me.
The rationale used by Trump and now by Giuliani contradicts a statement the president helped craft in 2017, which said the meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya had been arranged to discuss USA policies for adopting Russian children. Comey says, "You did talk about it".
The "truth is relative", he told The Washington Post in May.
GIULIANI: Don McGhan doesn't know.More news: Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul passes away at 85
The former NY mayor also had an exchange with "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd in which he said "truth isn't truth" when it comes to two people telling different stories. Maybe you know because you're a genius.
Todd's wry prediction was, of course, immediately proven right. That is up to the prosecutor who asks the questions.
GIULIANI: No, no, no, let me finish.
Anyone who thinks Rudy's "Truth isn't truth" is a gaff or misstatement isn't paying attention to the Trump defense strategy.
In the interview, Mr Giuliani characterised the Russian Federation inquiry as "wild, crazy, unorthodox". Yeah, it's possible he can do that. Giuliani's comments serve as a timely reminder that not only does the Trump Administration like to single out journalists - it also has zero interest in actual facts.More news: White House counsel has spent 30 hours with Mueller probers
"Get the word credibility out of it". They have buried context in favor of a sensational verbal faux pas. The odd comment has sent social media into a frenzy.