Special counsel Robert Mueller can’t indict President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, and Mueller’s legal team told Trump’s attorneys such, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday.
“All they get to do is write a report,” Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s lawyers, told CNN. “They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us.”
BREAKING: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has informed President Donald Trump’s attorneys that they have concluded that they cannot indict a sitting president, according to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani https://t.co/Mmu3SX8N2t pic.twitter.com/kcxEVFaJtr
— CNN (@CNN) May 16, 2018
Mueller has “nothing,” which is why he wants to interview the President, Giuliani said during an exclusive interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, pointing out that Trump’s legal team is now demanding to know what Mueller might want to ask the President directly and why – given he has already secured thousands of documents and several interviews throughout the past year as part of his investigation into Russian election interference.
“There would be a narrow area where we might agree [to an interview] if they could tell us why they need it,” Giuliani said. “We would have to know, what is it you [Mueller] want clarified.”
“We are going to demand an answer,” he said, adding that Trump’s legal team is going to “see what kind of legal remedies are available.”
Not only can Mueller’s team not indict President Trump, but they can’t subpoena him, either, Giuliani pointed out.
“This is not good for the American people,” he added, referring to the Russia investigation.
Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said they agreed with what intelligence officials determined about Russian election interference – that Russia was trying to help Trump get elected.
This goes against what Republicans on the committee have said, that the Russians did interfere but that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not trying to help Trump get elected.
The House Intelligence Committee panel in April released a final report following the yearlong Russia investigation into election interference.
The heavily redacted report said there is no evidence of collusion between Russia and then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign for President in 2016, this following a yearlong probe into the claims.