The problem: that widely-cited claim is untrue - a piece of "fake news" evidence, drawn from one of the indictments by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, that has fueled unfounded theories that Trump colluded with the Russians during the presidential election.
"The meeting was originally for the objective of getting information about Clinton", the president's lawyer said.
Oliver explained that in fairness to Giuliani the gaffe wasn't even the worst thing that he said in the interview.
Giuliani, who's representing Trump in the investigation, said the president's legal team has been negotiating with Mueller's investigators for months about the ground rules for the president to testify.
Todd responded, "Truth is truth". "What I have to tell you is, look, I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so he gets trapped into perjury".
This was too much for Todd, who cradled his forehead in his hands over what he just heard and once again interrupted Giuliani's spiel.
Mueller recommends prison sentence for ex-Trump aide
Papadopoulos' plea agreement and plea of guilty is contained in the publicly filed court records and the transcript of Mr. Breen and Stanley at the time issued a statement saying, "The most accurate account of Mr.
The meeting involved Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Kremlin-linked lawyer, and Trump's oldest son.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump - helped along by Aras and Emin.
"I guess Jared is a fine man, you know that", Giuliani said.
Trump's critics often suggest he might have committed obstruction of justice by firing FBI Director James Comey amid a probe into the president's election campaign allegedly colluding with Russian Federation in 2016 election interference.
Trump has continued to rail against Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt", tweeting before Giuliani's appearance Sunday to compare the investigation to Sen.
While saying Cohen's claims were untrue, Giuliani muddied the waters by bringing up what seemed to be a previously unreported second meeting by top campaign officials to plan the June 9 gathering. The meeting was meant to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Kremlin lawyer.
GIULIANI: Yes, yes, each time by three or four days so we could write a letter in response.
With regard to Giuliani's claim that Trump should not be interviewed by Mueller due to a "perjury trap", Eliason dismissed Giuliani's defense.