Mueller has requested an interview with Trump, but while the president has said he would be willing to sit down with the special counsel, his legal team has advised against it. Mueller reportedly wishes to inquire about a number of topics, including Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and his campaign's possible coordination with Russian Federation.
The president was not under investigation by the FBI.
If Trump does not consent to an interview, Mueller will have to decide whether to go forward with a historic grand jury subpoena.
Which brings us to these letters.
Fox News has obtained the letter, which offers a detailed look at the president's legal team and its thinking about whether he should submit to an interview, including the argument that under the law and the U.S. Constitution, Mueller faces a high bar in trying to prove he needs in-person answers from the president.
Perhaps "here" means the things encompassed by the 16 topics Mueller's team said it wants to interview Trump about.
They also argue that Trump can not be accused of obstructing justice because he has the constitutional power to end the investigation led by the Justice Department.
The question of whether the president will testify has been scrutinized for months.
In the letter, the Trump's lawyers argue that a charge of illegal obstruction is moot because the Constitution empowers the president to, "if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon". "Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!" the president tweeted.
The president later posted the same message again, but with corrected spelling.
He also suggested the President can't "demean the Office of the President" any more than he already has, referencing a string of controversies including the Stormy Daniels scandal, his allegedly mocking a reporter's physical disability during his campaign, and referring to third-world nations as "sh*thole countries". Trump has argued that the claims predate Manafort's involvement with his Republican campaign.
"A quick scroll through his Twitter feed shows how much of his time is consumed by thinking about the investigation".
In a statement Saturday, Sekulow noted the consistency of Trump's legal position while bemoaning the leaking of the internal document.
The past several days have also spurred arguments about the scope of the president's pardon power. "Anyone who doesn't by now acknowledge that is being intentionally stupid", he wrote. "You got a group there, a lynching mob", he said.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, right, accompanied by White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley, left, arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday in Washington. "This type of communique has only one objective and that is to undermine the credibility of those investigating Russia's efforts to engage in an ongoing attack against the U.S. While it may advance the president's political and legal strategy, I fear that it plays into Russia's efforts, which seek to weaken America by undermining the credibility of our national security and law enforcement institutions". Here's what she said. But in that case, Calabresi said, the court determined that independent counsel Alexia Morrison qualified as an "inferior officer' not subject to the appointment process".
The letter did not explicitly describe the possibility of Trump pardoning himself. "Constitutionally and as a matter of law, there is no basis for any investigation to include the conduct of the president of the United States".
Thiem, who lost in the semis to Djokovic in 2016 and Nadal a year ago , said he is now better-equipped to go all the way. The 10th seed produced a clinical performance to down Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier, firing 17 winners.
ARKit 2.0 could contain a new mode that lets you and your friends play against each other in the same augmented reality world. Ideally, GDPR-level control for users should become standard for all apps across Apple's multiple operating systems.
Duck Donuts customers can each get one free classic donut, while those who stop in at Fractured Prune Doughnuts can get their O.C. Theyre also running a Facebook contest to win free doughnuts for a year for writing about why you love doughnuts.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to discuss the upcoming summit between Kim and Trump, the foreign ministry in Seoul said. Whether such projects will amount to anything hinges on whether the Trump-Kim meeting even takes place next week in Singapore.
Trump could end up being hurt by the fact that she made the long-waited announcement about her initiative, and then disappeared. However, Melania is scheduled to join the president on Monday is hosting a reception that is close to the press.
Trump told reporters that Blagojevich said something dumb but that " lots of politicians" do and thinks his sentence is excessive. Among the president's prior pardons are Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush White House aide Scooter Libby.
Spinning centrifuges convert the gases into enriched uranium that can be used for reactor fuel and medical isotopes. Katz addressed Tehran's threat to restart uranium enrichment at an "industrial level" if the 2015 pact falls apart.
His wife called an ambulance and he was taken to a hospital intensive care unit, where a forensic expert "documented" his death. Ukraine's security services said on Wednesday that Babchenko's death had been faked to foil an assassination plot by Moscow.
North Korea replaces top three military officials
With improvement in relations with South Korea is on the course, Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit may end up as forward looking. Mr Trump revived the Singapore summit on Friday after cancelling it a week earlier .
Guatemala Volcano Eruption Kills At Least 25
A disaster authority spokesman said a change in wind direction was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital. At least another 20 people have been injured in the eruption, the second major one this year from the 3763 metre peak.
Takeaways From Kanye West's New Album 'Ye'
In the second track on the album, Kanye raps: " Russell Simmons wanna pray for me too/Wanna pray for him 'cause he got MeToo'd". Pusha T , Jonah Hill and Big Sean gathered around bonfires to hear West's first album since 2016's " The Life of Pablo ".
Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about 'publicity tour'
The FBI is still working to access two blackberries, as well as going through the contents of a shredding machine, lawyers said. Wood also noted that Avenatti could potentially affect whether or not Cohen is given a fair trial if the case ever gets far.
Spanish PM faces defeat in no-confidence motion
But it is unclear how long his administration, with only 84 Socialist deputies in the 350-member legislative assembly, can last. It also ordered the party to pay back 245 000 euros ($290 000) received from the scheme to help finance election campaigns.
Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from German zoo
Eifel Zoo has nearly 400 animals of 60 exotic and native species, including lions, tigers, and other big cats on its 30-acre site. The caution has come even though the escaped animals are still believed to be on the grounds of the zoo.
Warriors v Cavaliers, Game One
However, Smith inexplicably took the rebound back towards half-court instead of attempting the potential game-winning basket. You remember the 1993 NCAA Final Four game when Michigan's Webber called timeout with 11 seconds left down 73-71.