Giuliani: Mueller cannot indict the president

Rudy Giuliani said Robert Mueller's team said it can't indict a sitting president, based on longstanding Justice Department guidelines. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
2:07 | 05/17/18

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Good morning on this Thursday today marks a big day it has been one year since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into Russian election madly. Overnight president Charles lead attorney Rudy Giuliani called on Mahler to wrap things up. Giuliani also claims Mueller and his team will not indict the president and now president trump is facing ethics questions over newly disclosed payment to his lawyer. ABC's Jimmy Norman joins us now from Washington with the latest good morning. Good morning at the president's financial disclosure report shows he read paid Michael calling thousands of dollars relating to the stormy Daniels payment. That last month he said he knew nothing about. Barry in a footnote on page 45 of his mandatory personal financial disclosure report. Confirmation president trump reimburse his personal attorney and friend Michael Cohen between 100 in 250000. Dollars. The acknowledgment comes just a month after president trump told reporters he didn't know about calling paying a 130000. Dollars in hush money to adult film star stormy Daniels. He now says the payment was disclosed any interest of transparency. Insisting he wasn't required to do sell. But the Office of Government Ethics disagrees saying the payment first revealed by trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Fox News was required to be reported. Final draw firm and the president repaid. All I didn't know he did it overnight Giuliani making more headlines the New York Times reporting he says special counsel Robert Mueller steam told the president's lawyers. Prosecutors don't believe they can indict a sitting president under Justice Department guidelines adding Mueller should wrap up his probe into Russian election meddling. It's been a year he's gotten one point four million documents she's interviewed 28 witnesses and he has nothing which is why he wants did. Bring the president into an interview. And if Giuliani is correct and prosecutors can't charge a sitting president with a crime that it would likely be left to congress to address any finding of wrongdoing by president trump can it's Diane. In a Norman my first in DC thanks to Nang.

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