‘Lame Duck’ Robert Mueller Only Duty Left is to Write a Report
- So, wrap it up, stop wasting American taxpayers money and go find a job…
Wednesday, US President Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said that Russia special counsel Robert Mueller told President Donald Trump’s legal team that he would will not/cannot indict a sitting President
“They have to follow the Justice Department rules,” Mr. Giuliani said in a TV interview.
The rule is in the US Attorneys’ Manual, an internal Department of Justice document, which generally recommends against naming unindicted co-conspirators, though doing so is not generally prohibited by law or policy.
In Y 1974, President Richard Nixon was named an unindicted co-conspirator in indictments from the Watergate investigation.
President Nixon was not indicted because of concerns about whether the US Constitution allowed for the indictment of a sitting President, according to news reports.
“The Justice Department memos going back to before Nixon say that you cannot indict a sitting President, you have to impeach him,” Mr. Giuliani said.
“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 cannot violate the Justice Department rules.
“We think it’s bigger than that,” the former federal prosecutor and New York City Mayor said.
“We think it is a Constitutional rule, but I do not think you’re ever going to confront that because nobody’s ever going to indict a sitting President.
The Big Q: “So, what does that leave them with?”
The Big A: “That leaves them with writing a report.”
The Russia investigation marks its 1st anniversary Thursday, and Mr. Mueller must file a status report with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in early July.
Mr. Giuliani also said that he intended to query Mr. Mueller probe to disclose how much money has been spent on the investigation.
He said he would also actively begin negotiations over the scope of any interview with the President.
“Do you really need an interview?” Mr. Giuliani said he intends to ask Mr. Mueller.
“You’ve got all the facts. You’ve got all the documents. You’ve got all the explanations.
“We’re happy to tell you they are not going to change.”
So, wrap it up, stop wasting American taxpayers money and go find a job…