Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for Donald Trump, argued on Sunday that the president could not have obstructed justice when he asked former FBI Director James Comey to “go easy” on then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia investigation.
In an interview that aired on Meet the Press, Giuliani conceded to host Chuck Todd that presidents could be guilty of obstruction of justice — but he insisted that Trump was not because he had used the word “please” with Comey before asking him to curb the Russia investigation.
“A president firing somebody that works for him, if he does no other corrupt act other than just fire him, can’t obstruct justice,” Giuliani opined. “If, for example, a president said, ‘Leave office or I’m going to have your kids kidnapped or I’m going to break your legs.'”
“When the president said [to Comey,] ‘Please, go easy on Flynn,’ I know of no obstruction case that begins with the word ‘please,'” he continued. “It goes something like this: ‘If you don’t go easy on Flynn, I’ll break your knee caps.'”
According to Giuliani, Trump simple made a legal “request” for Comey to reign in the Russia investigation before firing the FBI director.
Watch the video below from NBC.
‘Veto the Cheato’: Americans gathered nationwide for #ImpeachTrump rallies
Frustrated Americans on Saturday attended #ImpeachTrump rallies from coast-to-coast.
The rallies were organized by MoveOn, Indivisible, Democracy for America, the Women's March, Credo and other progressive organizations.
Over 140 events were held nationwide.
[caption id="attachment_1513038" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Map of #ImpeachTrump rallies in the contiguous United States.[/caption]
Many attendees took the time to create hand-made protest signs, while others held printed banners.
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.
"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt
The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.
When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."
A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."
A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.