Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on Wednesday said U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s office was trying to frame the president in its investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election.
“They are a group of 13 highly partisan Democrats that make up the Mueller team, excluding him, (who) are trying very, very hard to frame him, to get him in trouble, when he hasn’t done anything wrong,” Giuliani said at a question-and-answer session at the Globes capital markets conference in Tel Aviv.
In fact, there are 17 staff members in Mueller’s special prosecutor’s office. Thirteen are registered Democrats; four are either unaffiliated or their affiliation is unknown, according to the Washington Post. Mueller himself is a registered Republican, as is Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed him.
Mueller is investigating whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election and whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow. Criminal charges have been brought against Trump campaign aides, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He is also looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation.
Both Russia and Trump deny collusion, and the president has denied obstruction. Mueller’s office has a policy of not commenting on its work.
“They can’t emotionally come to grips with the fact that this whole thing of Russian collusion didn’t happen, (and) they are trying to invent theories of obstruction of justice,” said Giuliani, a former New York mayor, referring to Mueller’s team.
On Sunday, Giuliani told the U.S. television network ABC it is an “open question” whether Trump would sit for an interview with Mueller, but the president’s lawyers were leaning against having him testify.
Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids
Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.
"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.
The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.
Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children
On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.
About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.
But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.
Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon
When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.
And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.