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Is truth the truth?

When pressed by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on why President Trump's lawyers have refused to allow Robert Mueller to meet with the president, Rudy Giuliani argued his colleagues did not want to the president to fall into some kind of perjury trap, saying "truth isn't truth." Giuliani later explained that he simply meant truth is subjective, but critics say his statement shows how little the White House respects the truth. But the president's supporters say Giuliani is getting pilloried for a sound argument. What do you think?

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Earlier in "Meet the Press," Rudy Giuliani argued special counsel Robert Mueller needed to conclude his investigation into Russian interference by September 1 so the investigation does not coincide with November's elections. Host Chuck Todd asked whether the Trump administration had actually been dragging out the investigation by refusing to let the president speak to special counsel. 

Giuliani then said he refused to let the president speak to special counsel's office until specific needs were met, in order to prevent the president from falling into a perjury trap. When Todd pushed Guiliani on this, the end result was a news cycle-friendly comment that left Todd stunned.

RUDY GIULIANI:
....[W]hen you tell me that, you know, 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. Not the truth. He didn’t have a, a conversation --
CHUCK TODD:
Truth is truth. I don’t mean to go like --
RUDY GIULIANI:
No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth. The President of the United States says, “I didn’t -- ”
CHUCK TODD:
Truth isn’t truth? Mr. Mayor, do you realize, what, I, I, I--
RUDY GIULIANI:
No, no, no--
CHUCK TODD:
This is going to become a bad meme.
RUDY GIULIANI:
Don’t do, don’t do this to me.
CHUCK TODD:
Don’t do truth isn’t truth to me.
RUDY GIULIANI:
Donald Trump says I didn’t talk about Flynn with Comey. Comey says you did talk about it, so tell me what the truth is.
CHUCK TODD:
Don McGahn might know.
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After the interview, Giuliani took to Twitter to clarify his statements, arguing that he meant to say truth can be subjective.

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Many critics are saying that by saying "truth isn't truth," Giuliani is setting a dangerous precedent for the administration. Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, went as far as comparing Giuliani to the Big Brother of George Orwell's novel "1984." 

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