Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani thinks that the ongoing probe into Russian interference with the 2016 US elections and potential links between Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow should itself be investigated. The former New York City mayor suggested that an end to the investigation could be in sight one way or the other - either by undercutting the Mueller's inquiry as illegitimate, or if necessary, by agreeing to a Trump interview with prosecutors under limited conditions.
He will now remain in jail until his trial on dozens of charges, including financial fraud, money laundering and making false statements.
Giuliani denied that Trump was trying to send a message to Paul Manafort, who was the 2016 chairman for almost five months, or others to refrain from cooperating with prosecutors.
"I just said a bunch of illegal things", Giuliani said. "And my advice to him, you know, as long as I'm his lawyer, is not to do it because you just cloud what is becoming now a very clear picture of an extremely unfair investigation with no criminality involved in it of any kind".
Giuliani told a Wall Street Journal reporter that Trump will not pardon anyone involved in the investigation. Nobody's taking that away from him.
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The report actually focused on decisions by former FBI Director James Comey in the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, well before Trump fired Comey and Mueller was named to take over the separate inquiry. The two have dubbed Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt" on numerous occasions. "Oh, I see, there was no Russian Collusion, so now they look for obstruction on the no Russian Collusion", Trump wrote.
Citing findings in last week's Justice Department inspector general's report related to the conduct of two senior FBI agents, the former mayor called for a review of the origins of the Russian Federation investigation.
Last week Mr Trump declared he thinks the Russian Federation probe is "very biased" and has reservations about being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
"Anyone who is hoping to use this report to undermine the Mueller probe or prove the existence of a deep state conspiracy against President Trump will be surely disappointed", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer told reporters. At the time, Giuliani did not provide additional context or explain who Trump may pardon. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others?