Giuliani threatens legal battle with Mueller over subpoena

Giuliani threatens legal battle with Mueller over subpoena

Shortly thereafter, The New York Times posted what it describes as a confidential twenty-page document from the president's legal team in January, responding to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's questions.

The special counsel has racked up almost $10 million in expenditures during the latest six-month accounting period, bringing the total cost of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign almost $17 million. "The memo is titled", Re: "Request for testimony on alleged obstruction of justice", The New York Times reports.

President Donald Trump, under pressure from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US election, probably has the power to pardon himself but does not plan to do so, his attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday.

"After reviewing the list of topics you presented, it is abundantly clear. that all of the answers to your inquiries are contained in the exhibits and testimony that have already been voluntarily provided to you. all of which clearly show that there was no collusion with Russian Federation, and that no FBI investigation was or even could have been obstructed".

"The only significant difference between Mueller's appointment and the appointment scheme for Independent Counsels, upheld by the Supreme Court in Morrison v. Olson, is that Mueller, unlike the Independent Counsels, was appointed by President Trump's own appointee, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, rather than by a three-judge court", Sklansky said. Trump has seized on that figure in tweets attacking the investigation.

President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn outside the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018, after meeting with former North Korean military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol.

"I mean, we're leaning toward not", Giuliani told ABC.

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They also spelled out in detail why the firing of James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and other key moments being scrutinised do not amount to obstruction of justice. "Our Founders would not have created - and did not create - a Constitution that would permit the President to use his powers to violate the laws for corrupt and self-interested reasons".

Good Morning America adds: The president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani threatened a legal battle with special counsel Robert Mueller if he attempts to subpoena Donald Trump.

The letter also argues that Mueller cannot force the president to answer questions on whether or not he obstructed justice because he could not possibly have done so.

Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's current lawyers, told the Times the team was preparing for the possibility.

He said the president's legal team has not discussed that option, which many observers believe could plunge the nation into a constitutional crisis.

The attorneys concluded their letter by informing Mueller that "we have advised the president that ... your inquiry thus far demonstrates that no obstruction of the Flynn investigation or Russian collusion investigation appears to have occurred".

Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to again rage against the FBI and Justice Department, saying he would not have hired Manafort if he had been told Manafort was already under investigation.

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