During Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show, the host aired a montage of Trump repeatedly saying that his campaign had not colluded with Russia throughout Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
“He uses it for every occasion. It’s like his ‘aloha.’ It means both ‘hello’ and ‘I’m guilty,'” Colbert joked. “But he and his team have recently rebranded and our using a new phrase that Trump tweeted out this morning, ‘Collusion is not a crime.'”
However, legal experts say that the ambiguity around the term collusion is irrelevant.
“It’s not whether it’s the crime of collusion. It’s whether they engaged in the act of collusion in furtherance of actual criminal behavior,” Bradley Moss, an attorney in Washington D.C. who specializes in national security issues recently told TIME.
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