Everything started in May last year when the special counsel investigation began, that is led by former Federal Bureau Investigation director, Robert Mueller. This investigation was meant for the interference of Russia last presidential elections in 2016.
It has taken an entirely new level that it even took Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as well as his business partner, Rick Gates, to surrender last October to the FBI. Trump and his legal team are reportedly talking about how they are thinking of ways to get rid of Mueller’s power. Mueller was actually appointed by Rod Rosenstein, who was the former director of the FBI, that basically means that Mueller may examine everything that has to do with the investigation. Trump then decided that an addition to his legal team might be necessary, which is why Rudy Giuliani became a part of it.
Former New York City Mayor becomes a part of Trump’s legal team
Trump’s New Addition To The Team
Giuliani, a former New York City Mayor, was appointed to join the legal team of United States President Donald Trump, with two others who are former prosecutors. They have been struggling to find some additions to the team for weeks now and they have finally found them. This legal team will be the ones to represent Trump for the said Russian probe case led by Mueller.
According to some sources, the president has been constantly frustrated because of Mueller and his investigation, so when an experienced lawyer comes with the Trump team, legal experts have been wondering who exactly this would engage with Mueller and the other justice officials. Last week, Trump’s personal attorney’s hotel room was raided by the FBI, wherein they found some documents that could help them with their investigation.
In an interview with the former New York mayor who is now part of Trump’s legal team, he explained it how he was actually doing it with the hopes that they could put an end on the Russian probe, not just for the president but also for Mueller and the entire American nation. Trump said so himself that he definitely can’t wait for this investigation to be resolved, hence add some more legal support.
Some of Trump’s advisers have been talking about how the president has been complaining lately about the case, and that Hillary Clinton, as well as former FBI director James Comey and Andrew McCabe, should be charged with their misdeeds. However, he has not taken any step like call the Justice Department about it.
It has been such a huge issue when Comey actually released a memoir wherein he referred to Trump as some sort of a “Mafia Boss” and also talked about how he has been involved with some Russian prostitute. The president has made it pretty clear on some of his posts on his official Twitter page that Comey is full of lies and no one should believe him.
James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council? Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
When Trump added Giuliani to his legal team last week and some experts wonder what kind of role he was willing to play. Giuliani didn’t directly say what exactly are their plans about Mueller, Rosenstein and the others. He only said that he believes Mueller has been given this job so he is technically allowed to do it.
There have been a lot of reports about the president’s plans on firing Mueller from the investigation but White House has revealed that the president actually does not have any sort of intention to get rid of Mueller from the investigation as a special counsel. They also said that the president is not targeting Rod Rosenstein.
This is what Marc Short, who is the current legislative director for the White House said. The president is indeed agitated towards this issue that has been going on for almost a year now, but he is not going to stop it. The media has been constantly waiting when the president would fire Mueller and Rosenstein, but so far, there isn’t anything similar to that might happen.
Technically, the president does have the right but according to Short, he simply chooses not to, or at least for the time being. Having the constitutional authority to fire Mueller is what the media has been going on about, it is way beyond the power of the Congress to limit any removal of a political appointee, this is all according to the constitution.
Some experts believe that Trump’s legal team, as well as his advisers, maybe stopping Trump from firing them since it may actually make it seem like he wants to stop the investigation before they actually find him guilty even though he isn’t exactly a target on the case.