Rudy Giuliani: Trump Will Not Issue Any Pardons in Mueller Investigation

Larry Hoffman
June 18, 2018

But Stone and Michael Caputo say they believe the man was an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant trying to set them up.

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.

"We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated", Rudy Giuliani said on CNN's "State of the Union".

"I certainly didn't know about it", Giuliani said. "In some respects, it dramatically supports his position that the people who conducted the Hillary probe who were extreme partisan for Hillary and against Trump".

In New York Saturday, after starting off with a few remarks about Donovan, Giuliani turned his focus to the man he's been representing for the past two months.

After calling for an investigation, Giuliani said that Mueller's probe into possible ties and coordination between the Trump campaign and Kremlin is "illegal" and "unethical".

"My advice to him is not to do it because you just cloud what is becoming a very clear picture of an extremely unfair investigation with no criminality involved".

Later, he told a different reporter that Trump will not use his pardon power while the investigation is ongoing, but may exercise it after the probe has ended. Nobody's taking that away from him.

Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sent to jail last week to await trial on more than 20 charges as part of the special counsel's probe.

Manafort will remain in jail pending his trial beginning September 17.

Trump also asserted, "I did nothing wrong".

As a leading counterintelligence expert, Strzok was involved in opening the investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

Seeking to undermine Mueller's work, Trump and his lawyers have seized on a Justice Department inspector general's report on the 2016 Hillary Clinton email investigation that found insubordination and poor judgment at the FBI. There should be a full and complete [inspector general] report and grand jury investigation of what happened here, after it became the Russian Federation probe.

"I don't think that's the interpretation", Giuliani responded.

"I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated", Giuliani said. Stone's meeting has now resurfaced as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

"If he does not do it in 48 hours, he's fired", Bannon said. If you're going to do it, probably this is the time to do it, to cut it off.

"Strzok should be in jail by the end of next week", Mr. Giuliani said.

Even members of the president's own party have urged him to stop talking about pardons. "And it can be under oath".

Echoing Trump, Giuliani said that the Russian Federation probe was based on documents that former FBI Director James Comey had "illegally leaked".

But Giuliani added: "We are in rather sensitive negotiations with them ... there might be a narrow area that we could all agree on". Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation".

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