Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday boasted that Donald Trump's tough line had forced the North Korean leader to beg to re-schedule a high-profile summit after the president abruptly called off the meeting. "If he did, he'd be impeached so fast", Giuliani said.
President Trump's lawyers want the special counsel's office to promise to end its investigation within two months after an interview with the president, adding another demand to tense negotiations that have dragged on for months. He has also said he would fight a subpoena on Trump.
The White House counsel's office is also now reviewing potential clemency for a handful of individuals with cases similar to Johnson's who are neither celebrities nor political allies of the White House, the source said. He says the president's legal team hasn't discussed that option, which many observers believe could plunge the nation into a constitutional crisis. Bill Jeffress, his primary trial lawyer, said he learned about the pardon from media reports.
Ryan also rejected Trump's claim that FBI investigators illegally placed an informant inside his campaign.
"The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!"
Mueller has already filed charges against 22 individuals and entities, including Russians and former members of Trump's campaign staff as well as his former national security advisor.
The move by prosecutors is another sign that part of the Mueller investigation may be wrapping up.
Stewart was found guilty of lying to investigators about suspicious stock trades.
Steel and aluminum tariffs draw fire from Stefanik and Canadian officials
Mexico said it would levy tariffs on American farm products, while Canada zeroed in on the same metals that Trump has targeted. We will defend the Union's interests, in full compliance with worldwide trade law", Juncker said in a statement.
Melania Trump still hasn’t been seen after her hospital stay
She returned to the White House five days later after the "successful" procedure that had "no complications". First Ladies don't just drop out of sight; they go to Memorial Day wreath layings, for example.
First Lady Melania Trump says she's 'feeling great'
Has she moved back to New York City? Trump delivers remarks on his intentions regarding the Iran nuclear deal at the White House . Trump capped it off in early May with a splashy Rose Garden rollout for her "Be Best" campaign to teach kindness to children.
Trump's legal team has long pushed the special counsel to narrow the scope of its interview. "I think Jay was wrong, I mean, this is - this is the reason you don't let the president testify".
In it, lawyers John Dowd and Jay Sekulow maintained that the president cannot obstruct justice because "he could, if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired". He said the informant was used to investigate Russia's role in the election. He went on to concede that although he does not know the "technical" answer to the question of whether a president can self-pardon, Trump "obviously" shouldn't do so. "No matter what it is", Giuliani told HuffPost over the weekend.
"As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?" he wrote on Twitter Monday.
The piece, titled "The Obama Administration's Unprecedented Lawlessness", is not wholly about presidential pardoning, but Cruz does include multiple citations about the issue throughout the text.
President Donald Trump says he wants to know "what is taking so long" with an internal Justice Department probe expected to criticize the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its handling of the case involving Democrat Hillary Clinton's private email server. "It certainly would not get laughed out of court the way some people seem to think", he said. Trump tweets that he would have "picked someone else" for the top job at the Justice Department had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the probe.
Giuliani's comments come as the White House sharpens its legal and political defenses against the special counsel Russian Federation probe.
The president's legal team has made clear that it will combat any effort to force the president to give evidence in front of a grand jury.