Rudi says Mueller’s team told Trump lawyers they can’t indict Trump
Rudi Giuliani says Special Council Robert Mueller’s team has told Trump’s lawyers they cannot indict a sitting President.
“All they get to do is write a report,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN. “They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us.”
That conclusion is likely based on longstanding Justice Department guidelines. It is not about any assessment of the evidence Mueller’s team has compiled.
A lack of indictment does not mean they could not make recommendations to the House of Representatives. But at this point everyone knows that Robert Mueller has nothing on President Trump The President is absolutely correct this is a witch hunt. The only hope Mueller has is to entrap Trump in an interview and charge him with a process crime.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein publicly discussed the issue earlier this month at an event held by the Freedom Forum Institute. He was asked if a sitting president can be indicted.
“I’m not going to answer this in the context of any current matters, so you shouldn’t draw any inference about it,” Rosenstein said. “But the Department of Justice has in the past, when the issue arose, has opined that a sitting President cannot be indicted. There’s been a lot of speculation in the media about this, I just don’t have anything more to say about it.” Rosenstein oversees the special counsel probe.
Giuliani tells CNN the special counsel’s team has decided that “they have to follow the Justice Department rules.”
“The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you cannot indict a sitting president, you have to impeach him. Now there was a little time in which there was some dispute about that, but they acknowledged to us orally that they understand that they can’t violate the Justice Department rules,” Giuliani said.
“We think it’s bigger than that. We think it’s a constitutional rule, but I don’t think you’re ever going to confront that because nobody’s ever going to indict a sitting president. So, what does that leave them with? That leaves them with writing a report,” said Giuliani.
The Mueller investigation cost the American taxpayers almost 7 million dollars in the first six months. It is safe to assume it has now cost 11-15 million dollars. What we are going to get when all of this is over is a report. Full of absolutely nothing.