Sunday on ‘This Week’: President Trump’s Personal Attorney Rudy Giuliani

Sunday on ‘This Week’: President Trump’s Personal Attorney Rudy Giuliani

But Giuliani also appeared to want it known that if Trump used his power to pardon himself, and triggered a constitutional crisis, it would be in vain since there had been no obstruction of justice in the first place.

What has Mr Giuliani said?

In arguing that Trump has the power to end an investigation or pardon people, his lawyers left open the possibility that they were referring only to a probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and not necessarily an investigation of the President, the Times said.

That meeting was scheduled after the Russians said they had damaging information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that would be of use to the Trump campaign. "Pardoning other people is one thing". No president, for example, has ever tried to pardon himself. If Mueller can not take either of those actions, then there is no need to put the president under oath to answer his questions. "In this investigation, the crimes are really silly", he said, arguing that the firing of Comey previous year could not be construed as obstruction of justice because Trump had the right to fire him at any time and for any reason.

So will Trump sit down with Robert Mueller's team to answer questions about the special counsel's probe?

Trump, who was spending a rainy Washington weekend at Camp David, also unleashed a new attack on the Justice Department, which he has repeatedly painted as corrupt and biased against him. This, the letter argues, was not an admission that Trump fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation-"in fact", the letter asserts, "the President did not ever say such a thing".

"He's not, but he probably does", Giuliani, said on ABC.

Giuliani, a former prosecutor, was not on Trump's legal team when the letter to Mueller was written.

Trump on Sunday offered three more Twitter comments on the election and Mueller investigation. Today, Trump can keep sending his lawyers out to make the most extreme political case-a president can't commit obstruction, for example-while he gives speeches about peace overseas and prosperity at home. "He has no intention of pardoning himself", Giuliani told ABC News in another Sunday interview as he made rounds of Sunday talk shows.

What about the political ramifications?

Second, even if Trump did order Comey to drop the investigation, the letter says, his defense lawyers have identified a criminal statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1505, that couldn't have been violated because (they say, as have some courts) it doesn't apply to FBI investigations.

The President on Thursday pardoned conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to USA campaign finance law violations.

But that's all the president's decision. "I'm not billing by the hour, otherwise I could tell you exactly", he joked about the case he has taken on for free. Trump fired him previous year.