Indeed, Giuliani has relied on arguing in the alternative to dismiss many of the major revelations over the past year, which you can see in the video above.
Did Trump direct hush-money payments in violation of campaign finance law?
“Whether it happened or it didn’t happen, it’s not illegal.”
Did Trump collude with Russia to impact the election?
“[There’s] nothing illegal about that. … They never used it, they rejected it. If there was collusion with the Russians, they would’ve used it.”
Did Roger Stone tip off Trump about the WikiLeaks hack?
“No, I don’t believe so. But again, if Roger Stone gave anybody a heads-up about WikiLeaks’s leaks, that’s not a crime.”
It is entirely possible Giuliani just does not want to say things that pin down Trump’s legal team — and risk getting contradicted or learning Trump himself misstated facts to his lawyers. But Giuliani’s past statements ... suggest he does not seem hugely versed in the things he is talking about — and certainly not to the level of detail you’d expect from legal counsel.
On Sunday, Giuliani was asked about what could be the most significant campaign finance violation in U.S. history, and again, Giuliani found himself arguing in the alternative.
“The president didn’t know about this until some time into it, he did find out about it and eventually reimbursed [his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen],” Giuliani told Fox News’s Chris Wallace. “But, Chris, even if it were true, it’s not a crime.”