Trump Tweets: Robert Mueller has conflict of interest

Trump Tweets: Robert Mueller has conflict of interest

Mueller, in his investigation which started in 2017, has levelled criminal charges against several Russian citizens, five American and one Dutch national, but has so far not uncovered any instance of Trump's campaign being involved in these activities.

Donald Trump has said "collusion is not a crime" ahead of the first trial in the Russian Federation investigation.

The evolving argument from Trump and his lawyers comes just a week after Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, asserted that Trump knew in advance about a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 between his son Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. And I have said that over and over again - collusion is not a crime'.

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington.

On Monday, Giuliani called on Mueller to "be a man" and disclose the alleged conflict of interest, though the former New York City mayor said he wasn't aware of what it was.

Rudy Giuliani said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller's team has been unresponsive to their recommendations to an interview between Mueller and the President, adding that when the team goes silent, "then something happens".

The former NY mayor said if Trump is interviewed by Mueller's legal team, "Our real concern is they're going to set up a perjury trap", attempting to catch Trump, who often misstates facts, in a lie, which is a criminal offense. "That's up to the president and Mueller to describe, it's not part of my legal representation". "And Giuliani is trying to confuse and distract, playing word games, but at the end of the day, the special counsel is going to proceed methodically and meticulously in making the case". The President has said he would like to sit down with Mueller if he perceived he would be treated fairly.

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In the CNN interview, Giuliani referenced a conflict so severe that if it were him, 'it's one that would have kept me out of the investigation.' But he wouldn't divulge more.

The message marked the first time Mr Trump publicly elaborated on prior vague claims of conflicts of interest. He claimed that Mr Mueller's team is filled with Democrats.

In a series of tweets targeting Mr Mueller's credibility, Mr Trump alleged he had "a very nasty and contentious business relationship" with Mr Mueller.

Moscow has denied any meddling in the election.

Trump also argued Mueller could not be impartial in the probe because he worked for a law firm that had represented Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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