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Giuliani Blasts Mueller's Team for 'Trying Very, Very Hard to Frame' Trump

07 June 2018

Giuliani's comments raised eyebrows, as did the assertion that the President had the power to pardon himself. Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

Talk of Trump firing Mueller and pardoning himself has not gone down well with Republicans, who view it as political dynamite.

"It's an attempt to entrap the president", Biggs said on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Monday. "Certainly no one is above the law", she added.

"It seems like it would be a completely wrong assumption".

"This understanding of presidential power is radical and absolutist", he said.

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The latest eye-catching tweet from President Donald Trump included a statement that he had the right to pardon himself in the eyes of "numerous legal scholars".

"This is the reason you don't let this president testify in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation", Giuliani told Stephanopoulos.

"And, once again, the president hasn't done anything wrong, and we feel very comfortable in that front", Sanders said.

One of Trump's lawyers on Sunday also spoke of Trump's broad claim to power, saying the president probably could pardon himself but was unlikely to do so.

He continued: "I think that what Rudy has done is a shame and a disgrace as a former US attorney, and as a former justice official, he knows better, and it's an outright lie".

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The White House has started paperwork to pardon at least 30 people, according to two sources. "Pardoning yourself is another". "He's obviously not going to give up any of his pardon powers, or any future president's pardon powers, but under these circumstances he's not going to do that". "But it is a really interesting constitutional argument: 'Can the president pardon himself?'"

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.

Trump's legal team has also argued that the president shouldn't have to answer any questions, even if Mueller issues a grand jury subpoena, citing Trump's executive authority.

Rudy Giuliani says Robert Mueller's team is trying to frame the president.

"I don't recommend that this president or any subsequent president avail him or herself of this power". If they did, the presidency would function above and outside the law, counter to the very founding principles of our country - that we don't have a king. A president has never before pardoned himself.

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So the issue of whether a president can pardon themselves is matter of interpretation because no president has tried to do it.

Giuliani Blasts Mueller's Team for 'Trying Very, Very Hard to Frame' Trump