Trump suggests Mueller leaked lawyers letters on Russian Federation probe

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An attorney of U.S. President Donald Trump said that if the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election were to subpoena the president, it would set off a legal battle, according to an ABC News report on Saturday. Giuliani himself has raised fears that Trump could be "walking into a trap" by consenting to be interviewed by Mueller's team.

The letter, dated January 29, argues that, as president, Trump cannot be indicted, cannot be subpoenaed and could not be guilty of obstruction of justice due to his position as "chief law enforcement officer".

The New York Times reports that the letter from John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, two of Trump's lawyers at the time, "offers a rare glimpse into one side of the high-stakes negotiations" over whether Mueller's team will be able to finally interview Trump.

President Donald Trump's attorney says his legal team would go to court to prevent any effort to subpoena the president.

"I would have quickly picked someone else" to lead the Justice Department, Trump tweeted of Sessions, who recused himself from the probe past year following reports of his meeting with the Russian ambassador.

Mr Trump's legal professionals rejected Mr Mueller's request for an interview, saying they've already handed over paperwork and allowed others to speak to his staff. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media?

Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attorney, told Fox News Trump fired Comey because Comey wouldn't state "that he wasn't a target" of the Russian Federation probe.

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Topics of Mueller's obstruction investigation include the firings of both Comey and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well Trump's reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

Sekulow and Dowd expressed their displeasure at the "encumbrance" the investigation has subjected Trump to, writing, "the special counsel's inquiry has been and remains a considerable burden for the president and his office, has endangered the safety and security of our country, and has interfered with the president's ability to both govern domestically and conduct foreign affairs".

"I think the political ramifications would be tough", Giuliani told ABC's "This Week".

The president on Thursday pardoned conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to US campaign finance law violations.

"When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end?" he moaned in a Saturday tweet, shortly before the story was published online.

"When the President does it, that means it's not illegal", Schatz said in one post.

The memo further argued that the president can terminate any investigation without obstructing justice. Mr. Trump's legal team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "This type of communique has only one objective and that is to undermine the credibility of those investigating Russia's efforts to engage in an ongoing attack against the U.S. While it may advance the president's political and legal strategy, I fear that it plays into Russia's efforts, which seek to weaken America by undermining the credibility of our national security and law enforcement institutions".

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