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Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

Trump to Answer Mueller's Questions, With a Catch

He'll answer only 'pre-presidential questions,' and in writing: lawyer

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that the president wouldn't answer any questions about obstruction of justice from Robert Mueller's team. Speaking first to the AP , President Trump's lawyer said questions, in writing or in person, about whether Trump tried to stymie the investigation into Russian interference in the... More »

Trump's Legal Team Wary of Silence From Mueller

Lawyers haven't heard from prosecutors in weeks, as Roger Stone expects trouble

(Newser) - Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has been haggling with Robert Mueller about the idea of the president sitting down for an interview, and Giuliani had hoped to have the issue resolved by Sept. 1. That's looking increasingly unlikely now because Giuliani tells CNN he hasn't heard from Mueller's... More »

Giuliani: We Sat Trump Down, Told Him No Pardons

At least none that have any connection with Robert Mueller

(Newser) - President Trump has discussed the political fallout of a potential pardon for Paul Manafort, whom he believes "has been horribly treated"—and understands a pardon is off the table, at least for now, according to Rudy Giuliani. The president's personal lawyer made the comments to the New ... More »

Trump: 'Where Is the Collusion?'

Cohen's lawyer says he has information for Mueller

(Newser) - If President Trump was rattled by the conviction of former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of former lawyer Michael Cohen , he didn't show it at a rally in West Virginia hours later. He told the crowd in Charleston on Tuesday night that he felt "badly"... More »

Giuliani Follows Up on His 'Truth Isn't Truth' Line

He likens it to 'he said/she said'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani uttered a memorable line in defense of President Trump on Sunday when he declared that "truth isn't truth." Not surprisingly, it kicked up quite a reaction online, and on Monday, Giuliani tweeted about what he meant. The explanation in full: "My statement was not... More »

Brennan Says He'll Fight Trump on Security Clearance

'I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future'

(Newser) - Former CIA director John Brennan says he plans to fight back against President Trump's revoking of his security clearance , which he considers an attempt to intimidate him and other current and former government officials, the Guardian reports. Brennan told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that he has... More »

Giuliani: 'Truth Isn't Truth'

And more around the Sunday talk show dial

(Newser) - There's a reason President Trump hasn't sat down yet for an interview with Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani—and it's all about "truth." The president's personal lawyer in the Russia probe dueled with anchor Chuck Todd over a clear definition of the word Sunday... More »

Trump's Lawyers Send Mueller a Counteroffer

Rudy Giuliani says negotiations should be over by Sept. 1

(Newser) - "This should be over by September 1st," said Rudy Giuliani in reference to negotiations over a possible interview between President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller. "We have now given him an answer, he obviously he should take a few days to consider it, but we should... More »

Chicago Has Brutally Violent Weekend

More than 60 are shot, and 10 are dead

(Newser) - Chicago might have been making headlines this weekend for the thousands of people who packed downtown for Lollapalooza. Instead, most of the attention is focused on the shooting violence that occurred elsewhere in the city, leaving more than 60 injured and 10 dead between Friday evening and Monday morning, reports... More »

Giuliani Explains His Media Blitz About Trump 'Collusion'

Says he was trying to deflate a 'NYT' story; also, Trump says 'collusion is not a crime'

(Newser) - Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made the case in public interviews Monday that "collusion is not a crime." On Tuesday, Trump echoed the point: "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!" he... More »

Rudy's 1-Word Tweet, Collusion Comments Cause a Fuss

Giuliani that 'collusion is not a crime'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is a busy man these days. In a series of interviews, President Trump's attorney has been defending his biggest client and belittling the Robert Mueller investigation, and one line in particular was making headlines Monday. "Collusion is not a crime," Giuliani asserted on Fox &... More »

Report: Cohen Says Trump Knew About Infamous Meeting

Trump allegedly approved Trump Tower meeting with Russians

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has some bombshell news about the Trump family's pre-election contacts with Russians and he's willing to talk to Robert Mueller about it, CNN reports, citing "sources with knowledge." The sources say Trump, despite his repeated denials, knew in advance about a June 2016 meeting... More »

Giuliani Sets Tough New Conditions for Trump Interview

The attorney wants evidence Trump committed a crime before a sit-down takes place

(Newser) - The White House is changing its posture in the ongoing saga of the Mueller probe. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani tells the New York Times that the president will sit for an interview with Robert Mueller only if the special counsel can show evidence that Trump committed a crime. "If... More »

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 »

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