Giuliani says Muellers team is trying to frame Trump

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Giuliani is leading the defense of Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump associates coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, and whether Trump took steps to shut down that investigation through actions, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

On Monday in the Senate, Schumer said that Trump's "silly, farcical, even absurd" tweets about pardoning himself "reveal the increasing desperation" of the president.

In an apparent reference to the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, he said the "witch hunt" led by "13 very angry Democrats" was continuing.

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Trump has the power to pardon himself. "I don't think a president should pardon themselves".

The rebukes came again on Monday as several Democratic lawmakers pushed back against Trump's claim and noted that Mueller's investigation has already led to multiple indictments, including against several Trump aides who have pleaded guilty.

Trump's team and allies have waged a public relations campaign against Mueller and the Justice Department to discredit the investigation and soften the impact of the special counsel's potential findings. I know this one: "It's because if you bring the grain over the river first, the fox will collude with the Russians to get the chicken".

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that President Trump should not pardon himself.

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"He's not going to pardon himself", Giuliani said.

"Listen, there's no way that'll happen", Christie told ABC.

The former New York City mayor also said at a separate event Wednesday that he believes Mueller's team is trying to frame Trump.

"He doesn't have to do it, because he's done nothing wrong", Giuliani said. "Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!"

Meanwhile, Sen. John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican, said there's nothing in the Constitution on point about a president's self-pardoning power. "They said the President had nothing to do with that statement by Donald Trump Jr., and didn't draft it, didn't sign off on it and it turns out that is completely untrue".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sparred with reporters at Monday's press briefing over conflicting recollections about a meeting at Trump Tower as well as the president's controversial tweet about his pardon power from earlier in the day.

Giuliani said that impeachment would be the remedy for a president's illegal behavior, offering as an example the hypothetical case of Trump shooting Comey rather than firing him, the HuffPost reported. "Drug prices coming down & Right to Try!" tweeted the U.S. president.