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PoliticsGiuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas

14:21  19 may  2019
14:21  19 may  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Giuliani said Trump ’s lawyers had sent a series of five letters to Mueller “seeking to narrow the scope of the questioning and the timing and all of that . Giuliani said he now believes the prospects of Mueller subpoenaing Trump for an interview — a prospect the special counsel’s team had previously

House Democrats said Tuesday that they are resolute about issuing subpoenas where necessary and Congressional subpoenas — and any criminal contempt proceedings that may follow — expire at “I would be very surprised if any bank did not comply with a lawfully authorized subpoena from a

Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas© UPI Photo Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the president "is doing the right thing" by ignoring congressional subpoenas.

"There are six different investigations...thousands of requests for documents, it's like they're falling all over themselves," Giuliani said of House Democrats who are probing the Trump administration.

"So the president is doing the right thing in resisting their subpoenas, not because he doesn't want to cooperate, he cooperated with the special counsel...we just don't want to do it over again," he added in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York.

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President Trump 's lawyers are preparing to do battle with Congress over a number of issues the new Democratic House Rudy Giuliani , the president's attorney throughout the final weeks of the special counsel Deutsche Bank told the Post in a statement that it was complying with all congressional

Mr. Giuliani said , when asked whether Mr. Trump would not invoke his right to avoid self-incrimination. “I’m facing a situation with the president and Mr. Giuliani did not shed much new light on the nature of the payments themselves. He said Mr. Cohen “made payments for the president, or

The White House this week rejected a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for documents related to communications between the president and former White House counsel Don McGahn; former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation; former FBI Director James Comey's firing; the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting; and any communications on the potential firing of special counsel Robert Mueller, among other topics.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent a letter that the panel should narrow its investigation. He characterized it as "a pseudo law enforcement investigation on matters that were already the subject of the Special Counsel's long-running investigation."

Others in the Trump administration have also not complied with subpoenas in recent weeks. On Friday, the Treasury Department refused to turn over President Trump's tax returns. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a letter that the House Ways and Means Committee subpoena "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

The Judiciary Committee voted earlier this month to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of court after he did not comply with a subpoena for an unredacted version of the Mueller report and its underlying evidence.

Fox's Chris Wallace challenges Graham over past comments on ignoring subpoenas.
Fox News Host Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Sen. Lindsey Graham over the South Carolina Republican's past comments on ignoring subpoenas being grounds for impeachment. "You call all of what's going on in Washington a political circus, but you took a different view back when you were leading the impeachment effort against [former President] Clinton back in the late '90s," Wallace said on "Fox News Sunday." "At that time, you said that any president, and you talked specifically about Clinton and [former President] Nixon, who defied Congress when it came to subpoenas was in danger of impeachment," he added.

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