FORMER FBI director Robert Mueller has said Donald Trump “cannot be charged” amid the Russian election interference probe.Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani
FORMER FBI director Robert Mueller has said Donald Trump “cannot be charged” amid the Russian election interference probe.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the special counsel’s team told him they would follow Justice Department guidance that a president cannot be indicted.
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The ex-Mayor of New York told CNN: “All they get to do is write a report. They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us.”
It comes on the eve of the investigation’s one-year anniversary, as Giuliani urged them to wrap things up.
Giuliani told Fox News on Wednesday that Mueller “has all the facts to make a decision” and”Mueller should now bring this to a close”.
He said: “It’s been a year. He’s gotten 1.4 million documents, he’s interviewed 28 witnesses. And he has nothing, which is why he wants to bring the president into an interview.
AP:Associated Press Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Robert Mueller’s team will follow Justice Department guidance that a president cannot be indicted
“It’s about time to say enough. We’ve tortured this president enough,” he added, describing the investigation as being “like a big weight” on the president’s back.
Mueller has spent 12 months investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.
Giuliani’s team has been weighing whether to allow Trump to sit for an interview with Mueller.
He said he’s been asking what Mueller expects to learn from Trump in an interview that he doesn’t know already.
Reuters Mueller has spent 12 months investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign
So far, the special counsel’s office has charged 19 people including four Trump campaign advisers and three Russian companies.
Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and his deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, have pleaded guilty and are now cooperating with the probe.
Trump, however, has panned it as a “witch hunt” intended to discredit his presidency and insisted that Russia had nothing to do with his winning 2016 campaign.
Giuliani, who is working for the president pro bono, said that the probe “is not good for the American people, and the special counsel’s office doesn’t seem to have that sort of understanding that they’re interfering with things that are much bigger than them.”