Giuliani says Mueller's team is trying to frame Trump - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Giuliani says Mueller's team is trying to frame Trump

Posted: Updated:

By ARON HELLER
Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller's team is trying to frame President Donald Trump.

It was the latest salvo in Giuliani's attacks on the probe into Russia's potential meddling in U.S elections. Trump's team and allies have waged a public relations campaign against Mueller and the Justice Department to discredit the investigation and soften the impact of the special counsel's potential findings.

"There are a group of 13 highly partisan Democrats who make up the Mueller team, excluding him, and are trying very, very hard to frame him to get him in trouble when he hasn't done anything wrong," said Giuliani, who has been serving as Trump's lawyer amid the Russia scandal.

"They can't emotionally come to grips with the fact that this whole thing with Russian collusion didn't happen. They are trying to invent theories of obstruction of justice," Giuliani told a business conference in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

"They have revealed no evidence that President Trump has done anything wrong," he added. "None."

Mueller is investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump took steps to shut down that investigation through actions, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Though Trump insists he did nothing wrong, the statements from him and his lawyers have made clear that much of their defense revolves around establishing that he was constitutionally empowered to take the actions he took.

Speaking to the Globes capital market conference Wednesday, Giuliani said Trump has the power to pardon himself but would not do so.

"The law of the United States is that the president of the United States has unlimited, unreviewable power to pardon people from federal crimes even before they are convicted," he said. "Does he have the power to do it? Yes. Is he going to do it? No. He's innocent. He hasn't done anything wrong."

Giuliani has made similar statements in the past. He has become a lightning rod during his tenure on Trump's team, drawing the president's ire for a series of scattershot interviews.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Hot ClicksHot ClicksMore>>

  • Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

    Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

    Thursday, July 18 2019 2:31 AM EDT2019-07-18 06:31:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multip...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multip...
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multip...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multip...
    Whether the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" will go quietly is the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City.More >>
    Whether the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" will go quietly is the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City.More >>
  • Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

    Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

    Wednesday, July 17 2019 10:41 PM EDT2019-07-18 02:41:31 GMT
    (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP). An alligator floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. Officials couldn't say how the creature got there, but traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will sw...(Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP). An alligator floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. Officials couldn't say how the creature got there, but traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will sw...
    (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP). An alligator floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. Officials couldn't say how the creature got there, but traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will sw...(Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP). An alligator floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. Officials couldn't say how the creature got there, but traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will sw...
    Police say an expert from Florida has captured an elusive alligator in a Chicago public lagoon.More >>
    Police say an expert from Florida has captured an elusive alligator in a Chicago public lagoon.More >>
  • Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

    Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

    Wednesday, July 17 2019 8:00 PM EDT2019-07-18 00:00:02 GMT
    (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). FILE - In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo. The Trump administration says its new regulation barr...(Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). FILE - In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo. The Trump administration says its new regulation barr...
    (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). FILE - In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo. The Trump administration says its new regulation barr...(Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). FILE - In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis, waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member in St. Louis, Mo. The Trump administration says its new regulation barr...
    Trump administration says family planning clinics that receive federal money are no longer allowed to refer women to abortion providers.More >>
    Trump administration says family planning clinics that receive federal money are no longer allowed to refer women to abortion providers.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Ohio budget plan only addresses new state school takeovers

    Ohio budget plan only addresses new state school takeovers

    Thursday, July 18 2019 12:15 AM EDT2019-07-18 04:15:09 GMT

    Ohio has a budget plan but it still has to be approved by Governor Mike DeWine and he could line-item veto specific proposals. On Wednesday, both the House and Senate approved the two year $69 billion dollar budget plan.  Part of that budget plan, addresses the controversial law that put a CEO in charge of Youngstown City Schools.

    More >>

    Ohio has a budget plan but it still has to be approved by Governor Mike DeWine and he could line-item veto specific proposals. On Wednesday, both the House and Senate approved the two year $69 billion dollar budget plan.  Part of that budget plan, addresses the controversial law that put a CEO in charge of Youngstown City Schools.

    More >>
  • Weathersfield Township man indicted after police say they find pot growing operation

    Weathersfield Township man indicted after police say they find pot growing operation

    Wednesday, July 17 2019 11:58 PM EDT2019-07-18 03:58:52 GMT
    Daniel BabcockDaniel Babcock
    Daniel BabcockDaniel Babcock
    A Weathersfield man has been indicted by a Trumbull County Grand Jury after he is accused of a marijuana growing operation in his home.  50-year-old Daniel Babcock has been indicted on one count of cultivation of marijuana, one count of trafficking in marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana, two counts of having weapons while under disability, one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of intimidation of an attorney, victim, or witness in ...More >>
    A Weathersfield man has been indicted by a Trumbull County Grand Jury after he is accused of a marijuana growing operation in his home.  50-year-old Daniel Babcock has been indicted on one count of cultivation of marijuana, one count of trafficking in marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana, two counts of having weapons while under disability, one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of intimidation of an attorney, victim, or witness in ...More >>
  • Suspect in police chase found dead in the Shenango River

    Suspect in police chase found dead in the Shenango River

    Wednesday, July 17 2019 11:33 PM EDT2019-07-18 03:33:47 GMT

    A teenager's body was pulled from the Shenango River Wednesday afternoon in Mercer County.  Authorities say the teen was one of three suspects involved in a police chase earlier this week and it's believed he jumped in the river to get away - although family members say he couldn't swim. 

    More >>

    A teenager's body was pulled from the Shenango River Wednesday afternoon in Mercer County.  Authorities say the teen was one of three suspects involved in a police chase earlier this week and it's believed he jumped in the river to get away - although family members say he couldn't swim. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms