Giuliani: Mueller’s team is trying ‘very hard to frame’ Trump

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Donald Trump has not done anything wrong and therefore there would be no need for a pardon, the White House has said, sidestepping questions about the U.S. president's remarks that he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself.

In a tweet, Trump raised a question of whether he could pardon himself should the special counsel find he interfered in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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".

On The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, the host compared Trump pardoning himself to a particular, personal sexual act.

Rudy Giuliani defended President Donald Trump's lawyers and press secretary on Monday, saying no one had lied about an infamous 2016 meeting between Trump's son and a Russian lawyer, but rather, they'd made mistakes when talking about it past year.

While Mueller has indicted 19 people and three companies in his year-old investigation, including several former top campaign aides to Trump, the investigation has so far made no allegations against the president himself.

The leaked letter was part of a broader campaign fought by the White House legal team arguing that Trump should not have to sit down and give evidence to special counsel Mueller.

That power includes "the power to pardon any person before, during or after an investigation and/or conviction", they said in the letter.

Mr Trump's tweet comes a day after one of his lawyers addressed the self-pardon issue on Sunday talk shows.

Giuliani, who caused a media eruption this week by claiming that President Trump "probably" has the legal power to pardon himself but that such a move would be practically "unthinkable", suggested that Mueller's team may not even recognize its bias. "And, once again, the President hasn't done anything wrong, and we feel very comfortable in that front", she said.

President Donald Trump is calling the special counsel Russian Federation probe "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!"

"Yes, I think it's outrageous", Flannery said.

And as Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., pointed out Monday, President Nixon resigned three days after that opinion was issued.

It says he can pardon federal crimes.

In a warning, it also claimed he had the power, "if he wished, to terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired.".

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani recently said the probe may need to be curtailed because, in his estimation, it was based on inappropriately obtained information from an informant and former FBI Director James Comey's memos.

"We said, 'Well, we're not going to have a summit under those circumstances, '" Giuliani said.

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