President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller notified Trump’s legal team two weeks ago that he will not indict the president.
Giuliani said Mueller will follow the Justice Department policy stating that a sitting president may not be indicted.
In a statement to CNN, Giuliani said, “All they get to do is write a report.”
“They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us after some battling, they acknowledged that to us,” he added.
The Justice Department’s guidance on whether it can indict a sitting president is laid out in a 1999 memo.
“This case is essentially over,” Giuliani told Fox. “They’re just in denial.”
This is great news if Mueller is being honest. BUT: Remember that in the 2000 election, Gore called Bush to congratulate him on his victory… but it turned out to be a ruse to put the Bush campaign off its guard while the Gore campaign prepared to contest the election. (Note to young people: Yes, Democrats are actually that slimy.)
Watch for the same thing here. It would be absolutely par for the course for Mueller to pull that kind of sleazy trick. So tentatively accept this as good news, Mr. President… but have a plan for what to do if Mueller suddenly “changes his mind” and announces a surprise indictment.