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Giuliani Suggests Mueller Probe Will End in Pardons

'Things might get cleaned up,' says the presidential attorney

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is again making headlines for comments related to the Robert Mueller investigation—this time strongly suggesting that President Trump will be flexing his pardon power before all is said and done. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,”... More »

First Lady's Office Fires Back After Giuliani Speaks Out

Spokeswoman says she hasn't discussed Stormy Daniels or anything else with Giuliani

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani spoke out on Stormy Daniels Wednesday—causing the office of Melania Trump to speak out on Rudy Giuliani. The first lady has never publicly discussed President Trump's alleged affair with the adult film star, and a spokeswoman made it clear Thursday that Giuliani wasn't speaking on... More »

Giuliani: Don't Believe Stormy Daniels, She's a Porn Star

As opposed to a 'woman of substance'

(Newser) - President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation." "I'm sorry I don't respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman... More »

Giuliani Uses Extreme Example to Illustrate Trump's Powers

Suggests Trump couldn't be indicted even if he shot James Comey

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani appeared on the Sunday talk shows over the weekend to make the point that President Trump's constitutional powers are so sweeping that he could avoid legal trouble while in office. Giuliani said Trump could theoretically pardon himself in any situation, and he used an extreme hypothetical in... More »

Giuliani: Trump Doesn't Plan to Pardon Himself ... Yet

The presidential lawyer speaks out on ABC's 'This Week'

(Newser) - "He's not, but he probably does." So said Rudy Giuliani on Sunday when asked whether President Trump has the power to pardon himself, Reuters reports. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Trump's lawyer clarified by saying that his client "has no intention of pardoning himself,... More »

Yankees Fans Not Thrilled With Giuliani's Birthday

Former mayor gets booed at the stadium as he turns 74

(Newser) - Ouch. New York City's famous former mayor did not receive the warmest of birthday greetings from fans at Yankee Stadium on Monday. Rudy Giuliani turned 74 on Memorial Day, and sites including Sports Illustrated and the Daily News took note of the hearty boos that rang out when the... More »

Mueller's Obstruction Inquiry Gets Its First Deadline

Special counsel floats Sept. 1 end date, but only if Trump sits for interview, says Giuliani

(Newser) - The first possible deadline for Robert Mueller's investigation surfaced over the weekend: Rudy Giuliani said that Mueller might wrap up his inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice by September, reports the New York Times . This appears to be contingent on the president agreeing to sit for an interview.... More »

Trump Embraces Controversial FBI Spy Theory

Allegations of informant inside campaign being used to discredit Mueller investigation

(Newser) - It's something Trump has said would be "bigger than Watergate" and the "all time biggest political scandal" ever if it pans out to be true. What he's referring to: a report in the New York Times this week that the FBI planted an informant to spy... More »

Giuliani: Mueller Confirmed He Can't Indict Trump

He says special counsel will abide by DoJ guidelines

(Newser) - President Trump may have some worries, but indictment by Robert Mueller's special investigation isn't one, according to Rudy Giuliani. The Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor says that the special counsel's team has told him that they have concluded, based on Justice Department guidelines going... More »

Mike Pence Wants Mueller to 'Wrap It Up'

Statement is VP's most forceful to date on the investigation

(Newser) - Mike Pence has a message for Robert Mueller: "It's time to wrap it up." In an interview with Andrea Mitchell on NBC’s Today , the vice president urged Mueller to finish his investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Pence said the White House... More »

Report: Trump Is Getting Frustrated With His New Lawyer

He's thinking about benching Giuliani, sources say

(Newser) - Is Rudy Giuliani going to go the way of the Mooch? Insiders tell Politico that President Trump is becoming increasingly frustrated with his new lawyer and is considering firing him after days of media drama resembling the short-lived tenure of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. In his recent... More »

Rudy Giuliani Has News on Possible Trump Plea

Trump's top attorney talks up a storm on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani got America's attention Sunday by saying he couldn't deny that President Trump may plead the Fifth Amendment if he testifies in the Russia probe, ABC News reports. "Are you confident the president will not take the Fifth in this case?" asked George Stephanopoulos on This ... More »

NYT: Trump Knew About Payment to Porn Star

The president also reimbursed his lawyer with up to $470K

(Newser) - President Trump was aware that his personal attorney paid $130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, before he denied it on Air Force One, two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement tell the New York Times . Clifford received the money just prior to... More »

Giuliani Has New Statement on Stormy Daniels Matter

Says payment made to her was to resolve personal matter, not a campaign issue

(Newser) - Just a few hours after President Trump said Rudy Giuliani would "get his facts straight," Giuliani issued a statement "intended to clarify" the comments he's made about the Stormy Daniels controversy in recent days. In the statement, Giuliani said the $130,000 that Trump paid to... More »

Trump Says Giuliani Spoke 'Incorrectly' on Daniels Payment

But president is confident his new lawyer will soon 'get his facts straight'

(Newser) - Some "stunning" revelations from new Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani this week have caused a stir in the legal community and made the former NYC mayor the butt of late-night jokes. Adding to the commotion: the president himself, who the New York Times says "undercut" Giuliani Friday on claims... More »

Giuliani's 'Damage Control' May Have Backfired

He may have caused new headaches for Trump

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani appears to have been making an effort at damage control with his bombshell media appearances this week, analysts say—but it may have backfired, big time. Legal experts tell the Washington Post that the remarks from Giuliani, who recently joined President Trump's legal team, could provide investigators... More »

Giuliani: Mueller Is Trying to 'Trap' Trump Into Perjury

If a meeting does occur, it should take 'two or three hours'

(Newser) - New Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that the president may not sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller and that if he does, he should not be under oath, reports USA Today . "What they’re really trying to do is trap him into perjury, and... More »

Trump: We Paid Stormy to Stop Her Lies

President says no campaign funds used in 'private matter'

(Newser) - President Trump agrees with Rudy Giuliani on one key point: Trump says the payment to Stormy Daniels did not come from his political coffers and thus did not run afoul of campaign finance laws. "This was a private agreement," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "Money from the campaign,... More »

Giuliani: Trump Knew I Would Talk About Stormy Payment

Analysts say Giuliani might be wrong about Trump not being in campaign finance trouble

(Newser) - President Trump might have reimbursed his lawyer for a hush-money payment to a porn star and then possibly lied about it, but at least he's off the hook for campaign finance violations, according to Rudy Giuliani's startling admission on Sean Hannity's show Wednesday night. Analysts say he... More »

Giuliani: Trump Repaid Lawyer for Daniels Hush Money

Her lawyer calls it a 'stunning revelation'

(Newser) - President Trump's new lawyer directly contradicted Michael Cohen and the president himself in bombshell remarks on Fox Wednesday night. Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity that Trump reimbursed longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 "hush money" payment to Stormy Daniels, and the arrangement was "perfectly... More »

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