Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) this week quietly walked back past claims that he helped President Trump create his travel ban, issuing a new court filing that says he had nothing to do with Trump's executive orders on immigration.
Giuliani, a Trump campaign adviser, said in a January interview that Trump asked him to help carry out a "Muslim ban."
"I'll tell you the whole history of it: When he first announced it, he said 'Muslim ban.' He called me up, he said, 'Put a commission together, show me the right way to do it legally,' " Giuliani said on Fox News at the time. "What we did was we focused on ― instead of religion ― danger. The areas of the world that create danger for us, which is a factual basis, not a religious basis. Perfectly legal, perfectly sensible, and that's what the ban is based on."