The Trump Legal Team's Remarkable Letter to Mueller

04 June, 2018, 20:24 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • U.S. President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One before departing to Camp David on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C. U.S. on Friday

Though Giuliani pointed out that he never made the argument or held the position that President Trump has the legal, power of attorney to end an investigation into himself, he pointed out that such an action would lead to an impeachment.

Giuliani said Sunday that a decision about an interview would not be made until after Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, and he cast doubt that it would occur at all.

"I actually think he's probably right", Samuel Morison, a lawyer who formerly worked in the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney, told the New York Post.

Trump's lawyers have been building a legal argument since late last summer for why Mueller shouldn't be able to question Trump, the details of which were outlined in a confidential January memo to Mueller that was leaked to the New York Times over the weekend.

"There is a real practical outcome for the republic if Trump is able to win the silence of other defendants with the use of these pardons", Shugerman said. No president, for example, has ever tried to pardon himself.

Comey had been leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence until his dismissal, which led to the appointment of Mueller to take it over.

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Giuliani refuted reports that by pardoning individuals like Indian American Dinesh D'Souza, Trump is sending a signal to those caught up in the Russian Federation investigation.

Former White House ethics lawyer Norm Eisen, however, told HuffPo that despite Trump's campaign brags and his lawyer's misguided claims, "A president could not be prosecuted for murder? A President can also order the termination of an investigation by the Justice Department or FBI at any time and for any reason".

Giuliani assures us that we don't have to worry about there being no legal check on Trump's power (according to his interpretation), because if the president commits criminal acts there's a political solution: impeachment.

It would amount, he added, to "almost self-executing impeachment".

Mueller's questions for Trump suggest that he is attempting to ascertain whether Trump obstructed justice by allegedly telling Comey that he "hoped" that Comey would let Flynn go.

Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump in November 2016.

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The debate over a self-pardon has been further fueled as Trump has issued - or hinted at - a series of pardons to political allies, and done so in a way Democrats say is meant to signal his present and former aides that they need not fear resisting the Mueller probe. The president's lawyers fear an interview could lead to Trump inadvertently, and they say innocently, committing perjury.

He appeared on ABC's This Week programme and was asked whether Mr Trump had the power to pardon himself.

On Sunday Giuliani, by turns, said that conflicting statements about the source of Don Jr's statement were one reason he would not want the president, his client, to grant an interview to Mueller's prosecutors.

Former US attorney and CNN analyst Preet Bahara said it would be "outrageous" for a sitting president to pardon himself. Trump fired him past year.

"I think Jay was wrong. Should have told me!"

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