But, added to everything already known about contacts between Trump associates and Russian individuals - all of which were initially denied - this raises multiple red flags.
It is speculated that Mueller will issue his report within the next few months, but Giuliani seems unfazed by the impending Russian Federation probe. "We weren't convinced they had any questions they don't know the answer to". "But they know we could fight that like hell".
As of Friday night, the president has yet to respond to the report, one of the most damning yet in the Russia-Trump saga.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment.
Giuliani also tried to shrug off the revelation accidentally made by former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's lawyers in an unredacted court filing that Manafort had apparently shared internal campaign polling with a colleague with reported ties to Russian intelligence.
Trump has disputed the allegations from the dossier, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Agents and senior FBI officials had grown suspicious of Trump's ties to Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. Prosecutors claim that, in a money-laundering case involving NY real estate, Veselnitskaya lied about her links to Russian intelligence. "We challenge you to do it".
Since at least last summer, Trump's legal team has been drafting a rebuttal in preparation for Mueller's report. They say Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign.
Cohen will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo in a promised Democratic effort to greater scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russian Federation.
We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report. "Therefore it's not a violation of the campaign finance law".
Rosenstein, who is preparing to leave his job soon after attorney general nominee William Barr takes office, has overseen the Mueller probe since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in 2017.