President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN on Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s team has informed the Trump legal team that they cannot indict a sitting president.
“All they get to do is write a report,” Giuliani told CNN. “They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us.”
Giuliani also said that they have to follow the Department of Justice rules on the matter.
“The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you cannot indict a sitting president, you have to impeach him. Now there was a little time in which there was some dispute about that, but they acknowledged to us orally that they understand that they can’t violate the Justice Department rules,” Giuliani claimed.
He continued on: “We think it’s bigger than that. We think it’s a constitutional rule, but I don’t think you’re ever going to confront that because nobody’s ever going to indict a sitting president. So, what does that leave them with? That leaves them with writing a report,” said Giuliani.
Giuliani also suggested there was no need for an interview with Trump since they “got all the facts.”
CNN reached out to Mueller’s team, which did not respond to a request for comment.
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