Howls that FBI mole had ’16 role
House told The News that administration officials have come to the conclusion that there is no safe way for Trump to dismiss Mueller.
“It’s been seriously discussed,” the source said. “But everyone agrees it would be the beginning of the end for the Trump presidency.”
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a recent addition to the President’s legal team, said Thursday that Trump is still willing to testify in the probe.
He also claims Mueller’s team informed Trump’s lawyers that it has concluded the special counsel cannot indict a sitting President.
Giuliani told Fox News he “asked him specifically if they realized or acknowledged they didn’t have the power to indict.
“One of his assistants said they acknowledged they had to be bound by Justice Department policies,” he added. “Then the next day or the day after, they clarified it for (Trump attorney) Jay Sekulow, who was with me at the meeting, that they didn’t have the power to indict.”
However, if Mueller’s office found Trump had engaged in wrongdoing, Congress could impeach him — and when he’s out of office, he could be prosecuted.
Trump, meanwhile, lashed out at reports that an FBI informant may have spoken with members of his campaign — using one of his favorite political comparisons.
“Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI ‘SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT,’” Trump tweeted. “Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.’ If so, this is bigger than Watergate!”
McCarthy, a contributing editor at the National Review, wrote an article last week headlined “Did the FBI Have a Spy in the Trump Campaign?”
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said if the reports are proved true, “it should certainly be looked into.”
Trump has made “bigger than Watergate” comparisons before.
Trump has tweeted that Joe Arpaio’s investigation into former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate “could dwarf Watergate.” Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified emails was “worse than Watergate,” while the Uranium One conspiracy theory was “Watergate, modern-age,” and the Obama-era attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi was “bigger than Watergate.” IT RUNS in the family. A relative of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to criminal charges earlier this year — and has reportedly met with investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a person familiar with the matter. Jeffrey Yohai, Manafort's former son-in-law, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in January relating to loans on properties in New York and California, a source familiar with the case told the Daily News. Public records show Manafort and Yohai (photo) have made joint real estate ventures in both states. Yohai has met with Mueller's investigators since pleading guilty, a source told The Wall Street Journal. Manafort, 69, was indicted on a laundry list of charges last year, including conspiracy against the U.S. and bank fraud. He faces trials in Virginia and Washington, D.C., and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.