Mueller Tells Trump Team He Won’t Indict President: Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s attorney and longtime associate, told Fox News on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller has notified Trump’s legal team that he will follow Justice Department guidance and not seek an indictment against Trump.

All they get to do is write a report,” said Giuliani.

Giuliani, himself a former federal prosecutor and mayor of New York City, also told Fox that Mueller’s investigators have not responded to five information requests from the president’s team. That has forced Trump’s legal team to push off making a decision about whether the president will sit for an interview with the special counsel — a decision they had hoped to reach by Thursday.  –Fox News

Federal prosecutors are barred from indicting a sitting president, as laid out in a Justice Department memo. Giuliani says that Mueller has no choice but to follow its guidance.

Meanwhile, the special counsel’s office and Trump’s legal team continue to hash out the conditions under which the President will communicate with investigators.

Giuliani joined Trump’s legal team last month and has repeatedly warned that an in-person interview of the president by the special counsel’s team would constitute a “perjury trap.” Complicating matters, Trump himself has refused to rule out agreeing to an interview with Mueller.

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier this month, Giuliani said that the Mueller team had ruled out allowing the Trump team to submit written answers to the special counsel’s questions.

Giuliani said last week that the president’s legal team would oppose any subpoena unless they could “reach agreement on the ground rules.” He argued that Trump could invoke executive privilege, and the team would point to Justice Department opinions in fighting a subpoena and “on both law and the facts, we would have the strongest case you could imagine.”-Fox News

Giuliani has pointed to the fact that the Trump team has handed over 1.2 million documents to Mueller as evidence of cooperation with the probe – which marks its one-year anniversary on Thursday.

So far, Mueller’s probe has resulted in the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, the arrests of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the indictment of 13 Russian nationals on allegations of hacking the 2016 election – along with the raid of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – who is officially in charge of the Russia investigation – admitted that Trump can’t be indicted.

“The Department of Justice has in the past, when the issue arose, has opined that a sitting President cannot be indicted,” Rosenstein said. “There’s been a lot of speculation in the media about this, I just don’t have anything more to say about it.”

In a series of memorandums, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel concluded that indicting a sitting president would violate the Constitution by undermining his ability to do his job. Those memos, too, though, said the answer was a matter of structure and inference.

The Justice Department’s regulations require Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, to follow the department’s “rules, regulations, procedures, practices and policies.” If the memos bind Mr. Mueller, it would seem he could not indict Mr. Trump, no matter what he uncovered.-NYT

No American court has ever addressed the matter, however elements of the issue were argued before the Supreme Court in United States v. Nixon in a 1974 case in which Richard Nixon was forced to comply with a subpoena from special counsel Lee Jaworski during the Watergate investigation, however the issue of indictment was not ruled on.

This case is essentially over,” Giuliani said. “They’re just in denial.”

 

via www.zerohedge.com

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10 comments

    1. No indictment by mueller but can anything Trump say be used to impeach him. I don’t believe mueller would just go away empty handed. His head is way too big to allow this to happen.

  1. This whole “witch hunt” has been a FARCE from the get-go with one and ONLY one “intention” to “FIND” something damaging to the PRESIDENT whether made up or not, and attempt an impeachment. The “investigation” should be turned to the REAL perps in this situation…The “democrats”/”rinos” that cannot get over the FACT that their “chosen queen” HITLERY LOST thanks to WE THE PEOPLE, that OUTVOTED all the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, “MULTIPLE VOTERS”, (bused from place to place) “DEAD PEOPLE”, and soros company pre-programmed, vote-changing, “touch screen “voting machines, that incidentally DID get “caught” doing so. (just to name a “few” of the “cheats” that were attempted by the DNC.
    Odd though, even though these things were proven to be FACTS, the corrupt SCUM keeps humming along and trying to RIG the next election.

  2. Well, even mulelips mueller, knows he can,t ride this witch hunt gravy train for ever, an with them bowing out some what gracefully but red faced, shows to me, that all of the evidence that could be used against clinton an obama have been covered up, and the have put forth the judas goats as in comey ,mccabe, brennan, and clapper. To take the fall and flack, to which I,am sure soros have paid them very well, to take the fall. An left them with a bonus, that now all of the TV stations an tabloids an book publishers, want their story an have the BIG BUCKS to pay for it. In a sense they all win, and we don,t, by not seeing their corrupt criminal A$$ES in jail, I would rather see them rope swing dancing.

  3. its been over a year and a half, and this democratic tool is trying to find something, as the russians say, give me a name and I will find a crime. stop the money and then investigate muller to see who gave him the right to stop the president and his making america for americans.

    1. Trust me. I’m here to help you. I wouldn’t trust Mueller for anything in the world. Either he will catch Trump forgetting something or contradicting Comey and that will no be covered in his promise. Or, Mueller will want a favor in return, like not being indicted for his crimes past and present.

  4. What would he indict Trump for anyway??? He has uncovered NOTHING on or against Trump??? This is a NOTHING story!!!

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