Giuliani Readies Formal Call for FBI Documents in Mueller Talks

United States President Donald Trump, under pressure from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 USA election, probably has the power to pardon himself but does not plan to do so, his attorney Rudy Giuliani has said.

Trump claimed to "have the absolute right to PARDON myself" but said he had "done nothing wrong" with regard to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Speaking to the Globes capital market conference in Tel Aviv, Mr Giuliani said the United States leader has the power to pardon himself, but will not, because he is innocent.

A January memo from Trump's legal team to Mueller asserted that a president has full power over Justice Department investigations and therefore can not be charged with obstruction of justice. "That's not what the American people, I think, would be able to stand for".

A special counsel is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election, and whether Trump obstructed justice.

"The fact that they haven't handed them over, all that makes me do is want it more", said Giuliani.

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump should not pardon himself, becoming the second Republican leader in congress to baulk at the president's assertion that he had "absolute" power to do so.

"The president is not saying he is going to pardon himself".

In it they say he has absolute power as U.S. legal chief to end investigations, or "even exercise his power to pardon".

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"The appointment of the Special Councel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" Giuliani told Cuomo after being asked about the duo's mistruths.

Ryan also rejected Trump's claim that FBI investigators illegally placed an informant inside his campaign.

Trump's statement about pardons on Twitter went further than Giuliani and raises the prospect that the President might try to test the limits of his pardon power if Mueller, tried to indict him for obstruction of justice in the case.

Giuliani said there was no choice but to cancel the June 12 summit after Kim insulted the USA vice-president and national security and threatened nuclear war.

The leaked letter was part of a broader campaign fought by the White House legal team arguing that Trump should not have to sit down and give evidence to special counsel Mueller.

"President Trump has no need to do it".

He was also on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump.

The Constitution says the president can grant pardons "except in cases of impeachment" - suggesting to some that the president could pardon himself for a crime and still be impeached.

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