Scaramucci said President Trump still unsure about Russian interference

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 24, 2017

The president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has added a lawyer with congressional experience to his legal team, the lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.

But Jay Sekulow, one of Mr. Trump's lawyers, said the issue would likely end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, and he told ABC's "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos that no one from the legal team is researching pardoning powers for the president. "There's nothing to pardon from".

"While all agree the US President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us", he wrote on Twitter. In more extreme cases, they can pursue impeaching the president, or even try to amend the Constitution. There's also the matter as to whether pardoning himself sets up the president for impeachment.

So Sessions' situation and the question of whether he could oversee the Russian Federation investigation isn't a close call. The president sent this tweet in the wake of reports that he was inquiring about his ability to pardon aides and potentially himself.

Now, too, President Trump seems to be seeking out ways to undermine the investigation by attempting to have Mueller either removed from the probe or discredited so that his findings can be dismissed as partisan hackery.

The 66-year-old came under the spotlight when his communications with President Donald Trump's short-lived National Security Adviser Michael Flynn led to Flynn being fired for failing to be entirely up front about them. "And in real life, if the president signed a document with the words "I pardon myself" - which he certainly could - it's impossible to know what would happen next".

When asked on CNN's "State of the Union" who the President is considering pardoning, Scaramucci said "nobody".

"I'm in the Oval Office with the President last week, we're talking about that", Scaramucci said on "Fox News Sunday".

Trump's jaw-dropping interview with the New York Times featured an unprecedented and unvarnished invitation to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to quit, an invitation Sessions on Thursday declined, at least for now. After Mueller was named special counsel instead, "I said, 'What the hell is this all about?'" Trump said.

Lawmakers on the panel say their appearance does not bar the possibility that they will be called to testify under oath in an open setting in the future. Rather than attacking the press, Trump should be straightforward about any interactions with the Russians. "But the attorney general stands by his testimony from just last month before the Senate Intelligence Committee, when he specifically addressed this and said that he 'never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election'".

In a seperate post, Trump argued that investigators should renew their probe into the emails of his 2016 campaign rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The 2013 Miss Universe pageant is of interest because a prominent Moscow developer, Aras Agalarov, paid $20 million to bring the beauty spectacle there.

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