Also threatens to pardon himself.
Courtesy of ABC News:
The president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani threatened a legal battle with special counsel Robert Mueller if he attempts to subpoena Donald Trump.
“If Mueller tries to subpoena us, we’re going to court,” Giuliani told ABC News.
His latest comments come on the heels of the publication of a 20-page confidential letter sent by Trump’s lawyers to Mueller arguing that the president cannot legally obstruct justice in the Russia investigation due to his position as “chief law enforcement officer.”
“It remains our position that the President’s actions here, by virtue of his position as the chief law enforcement officer, could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself, and that he could if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired,” reads the letter dated Jan. 29, which was first obtained and reported by The New York Times.
Although Giuliani was not on the legal team at the time of the letter, he confirmed the contents of the letter to ABC News and said it was delivered to the special counsel in January.
I would think that knowing how much information Mueller has on Trump and his campaign they would want to avoid a public court battle.
Seems clear that the only good reason to fight this in court is to slow the process down because they know in the end they will lose.
But according to Giuliani that will not be a problem either, because Trump can just pardon himself.
JUST IN: Does Pres. Trump have the power to pardon himself?
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 3, 2018
On a similar note, Trump just today accused our law enforcement officials of using “Stormtrooper tactics.”
Mark Penn “Why are there people from the Clinton Foundation on the Mueller Staff? Why is there an Independent Counsel? To go after people and their families for unrelated offenses…Constitution was set up to prevent this…Stormtrooper tactics almost.” A disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2018
That’s right kids, your own president just conflated American law enforcement with black booted Nazi thugs.