Special adviser Robert Mueller's lawyer admitted he can not prosecute President Trump, Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday.
"You just have to write a report, you can not sue, at least they agreed that they confirmed us after a few battles," said the lawyer for the president and former federal attorney CNN.
Giuliani quoted the Nixon-era Justice Department guidelines that prevent special investigators from indicting sitting presidents. 19659002] "The Justice Department memoirs go back before Nixon says you can not accuse a seated president, you have to accuse him, and now there was a little time to argue about it, but they verbally acknowledged that they did understand that they can not violate the rules of the Ministry of Justice, "said Giuliani, who was also mayor of New York City until 2002.
"We think it's bigger, we think it's a constitutional rule, but I do not think you'll ever deal with it, because no one will ever accuse a sitting president, so what's she doing with it? That leaves them writing a report. "
Mueller's team has considered questioning the guidelines as possible collusion with Russian interference in the 201
The Special Adviser may still make recommendations to Congress, which has the power to bring charges against an incumbent president.
In a separate interview, Giuliani told Fox News that Mueller had kept the president's team in check for five requests for information, which in turn prevented Trump's lawyers from deciding whether Trump would come to an interview with Mueller.
"This case is essentially over," said Giuliani. "They are only in denial."