'I have a right to pardon myself'

'I have a right to pardon myself'

Giuliani also said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Trump pardoning himself is "unthinkable" and "would lead to probably an immediate impeachment".

Speaking to the Globes capital market conference in Tel Aviv, Mr Giuliani said the USA leader has the power to pardon himself, but will not, because he is innocent.

Giuliani said there was no choice but to cancel the June 12 summit after Kim insulted the US vice president and national security and threatened nuclear war. "And you're not going to have useful negotiations unless he accepts that".

"I am even more convinced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump", Gowdy said after the briefing last month. "What he did was he called off the summit", he said. "You've got to change the dynamic and put the pressure on them", Giuliani said. Giuliani said last week that the special counsel probe may be an "entirely illegitimate investigation" and need to be curtailed because, in his estimation, it was based on inappropriately obtained information from an informant and Comey's memos.

The summit is back on in Singapore next Tuesday.

Yet the former New York City mayor, who was not on the legal team when the letter was written, added that Trump "probably does" have the power to pardon himself, an assertion challenged by legal scholars.

US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC June 1, 2018.

Iran informs United Nations of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity
The other signatories to the accord - Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany - said they remain committed to the deal. Merkel said she agreed that Iran's activities in the Middle East were a concern, particularly for Israel's security.

The summit is due to be held following a rapid detente between Pyongyang and Washington - as well as South Korea - in a turnaround from a dramatic escalation of tensions a year ago, when the North ratcheted up its weapons programme.

Mueller's team is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, as well as whether Trump tried to obstruct the FBI's investigation of his campaign, including when he fired former FBI Director James Comey.

Lindsey Graham, the senator from SC who was one of the House managers during the impeachment proceedings against former president Bill Clinton, advised the president and other relevant people not to "obstruct justice", the report added.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with Russian Federation 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. "He's got to have the discipline to put a stop to it, or we're going to have to do everything we can, including some things that I don't think we'd want to talk about right now, to try to, to try to appeal to have it stopped", he said. If they did, the presidency would function above and outside the law, counter to the very founding principles of our country - that we don't have a king. McConnel said Sessions was very popular with them and hoped that he would continue in his job.

If Trump does not consent to an interview, Mueller will have to decide whether to go forward with a historic grand jury subpoena.

He said so far, Mueller has not produced evidence indicating wrongdoing by the president. "We'd have to see [those] before we would advise him on whether to testify or not".

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