Putting the $17 Million Price Tag of the Mueller Investigation in Context

06 June, 2018, 03:55 | Author: Carlos George
  • Mueller’s Russia probe costing taxpayers close to $17M

An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president's legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel's Russian Federation probe but downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself.

Donald Trump can not have obstructed justice because he is America's top law enforcement officer, his lawyers have argued according to leaked 20-page memo. Should Mueller issue a subpoena, Giuliani said, "we're going to court".

Trump has publicly said he would sit down with Mueller if he's treated fairly, despite concerns from some people close to the President that such an interview could expose him to possible charges of perjury.

President Donald Trump is calling the special counsel Russian Federation probe "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" An attorney for President Donald Trump is playing down the possibility that Trump would try to - if it came to that.

President Donald Trump is reacting to a report on special counsel Robert Mueller's spending, slightly overstating the figure for the Russian Federation probe he has dismissed as a 'witch hunt'.

Two of President Trump's lawyers told Special Counsel Robert Mueller to back off from his demand for an interview with their client - arguing that the president has a constitutional right to "terminate the inquiry" any time he wishes.

"You have received all of the notes, communications and testimony indicating that the President dictated a short but accurate response to the New York Times article on behalf of his son, Donald Trump, Jr.", the letter said, according to The New York Times, which published a copy of it.

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And on Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he wished that he had chosen someone else to run the Justice Department. He continued: "So bad for our Country".

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was questioned repeatedly Monday about whether the president is above the law, said no, he is not.

More than a dozen members of the special counsel's team have donated nearly exclusively to Democratic candidates, according to Federal Election Commission records; Kevin Corke reports. In the letters, Trump's lawyers sternly oppose attempts by Mueller's office to interview him, saying "under our system of government, the president is not readily available to be interviewed".

That's according to a financial report released Thursday by the Justice Department. Nixon, 1977 Also: "Trump 2018".

Though Mueller has raised the prospect of subpoenaing Trump if he rejects a voluntary interview, it's not clear he'll actually do so.

Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Dowd felt so strongly that Comey lacked credibility as a witness that he also sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggesting that he needed to take a look at Comey's credibility before proceeding with an investigation of the President.

There is logic to the argument that Trump couldn't have obstructed justice by firing Comey, even if the questions haven't been fully resolved, said Josh Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law. Giuliani has told The Associated Press that the president's legal team believes the special counsel does not have the authority to do so.

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