Trump Lawyer: Odds Against President Testifying in Russia Probe

Trump Lawyer: Odds Against President Testifying in Russia Probe

In doing so, the president endorsed a theory that could allow his legal team to argue that even if his campaign did meet with Russians about dirt during in the campaign, or perhaps even coordinated about it in advance, they did nothing wrong, since there is no specific crime called "collusion" with a foreign power in politics.

President Donald Trump stepped up his onslaught on federal Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian Federation and the 2016 USA election on Tuesday, saying that his campaign did not collude with Moscow but that collusion is not a crime anyway. Three: "It's a crime to steal things, whether you steal objects, like everything that was ripped off in Watergate, or you steal email, which is what is at issue in Mueller's latest indictment".

Legal experts said that working with a foreign national with the intent of influencing a USA election could violate multiple laws.

Giuliani also said that he was not sure whether Trump would pardon his former legal counsel Michael Cohen, who is under a criminal investigation.

There is no indication that Mueller would agree to those narrow parameters, however, and Trump's legal team believes a subpoena could be possible if talks break down.

Donald Trump won’t tolerate foreign interference in midterm elections: White House
The US leader has since tried to walk back at least some of his comments. I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created".

Giuliani would also appear on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to offer a similar claim.

While collusion is not a technical legal charge, Mueller is probing any coordination between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, and could bring conspiracy charges if he finds that any campaign member worked with Russia to break USA law. Manafort faces a barrage of bank fraud and tax evasion charges in a case that is the first public test for Mueller's team.

"I find it extraordinarily offensive", said Whitman, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under former President George W. Bush, on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber" Tuesday evening. 'It's like a guy playing poker. He nearly still does.

"Maybe it explains why he hired 13 Democrats, ' Giuliani said, referencing Trump's repeated claim that Mueller stacked his team with 'angry" Democrats, although Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations would have precluded the Republican Mueller from using party affiliation to select his team.

He further revealed that he had a "conflict of interest" with Mueller, adding that the two had a "nasty business relationship" and that he had turned him down as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director. Last week, CNN aired the audio of one of the recordings, which features then-presidential candidate Trump discussing with Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier. "What it means is I would have had a personal interest, a personal dispute with the President of the United States before the investigation that really precluded me from it".

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