by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2018
The Department of Justice should put an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, said on May 3.
“Everybody forgets, the basis of the case is dead,” the former New York City mayor said on Fox & Friends. “Sessions should step in and close it. And say, ‘Enough is enough.’ ”
What Mueller’s team is “really trying to do is trap” the president “in perjury,” Giuliani added. “And we’re not suckers.”
Giuliani told Sean Hannity on May 2 that Trump had personally reimbursed attorney Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment Cohen made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
“It’s going to turn out to be perfectly legal. That money was not campaign money,” Giuliani said. “Sorry, I’m giving you a fact now that you may not know. It’s not campaign money. No campaign finance violation.”
“They funneled it through a law firm?” Hannity clarified.
“They funneled through a law firm and the president repaid it,” Giuliani confirmed.
When asked if he believed Trump knew the specifics of why he was reimbursing Cohen, Giuliani said “he didn’t know about the specifics of it, as far as I know, but he did know Michael would take care of things like this. I take care of things like this for my clients. I don’t burden them with every single thing that comes along.”
Meanwhile, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on May 2 that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “disqualified himself from continued service in the Department of Justice. Jeff Sessions now has an absolute responsibility to call him into his office, berate him for saying that constitutional oversight is extortion.”
DiGenova called the deputy attorney general a “careerist. He believes the department can do no wrong and that he is going to resist calls for more information. When you realize that he appointed a special counsel, Robert Mueller, someone he’s very close to and who was very close to James Comey, to investigate no crime and put this country through 15-going-on-16 months of interruption of a new president, that tells you something about Rod Rosenstein.”
“He is resisting all of this because he created the original sin: an investigation of no crime.”