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Trump Blasts Mueller for “Conflicts of Interest”

President Trump blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller today for “conflicts of interest.”

Taking to Twitter, the president wrote, “When Mueller does his final report, will he be covering all of his conflicts of interest in a preamble, will he be recommending action on all of the crimes of many kinds from those “on the other side”(whatever happened to Podesta?), and will he be putting in statements from……..hundreds of people closely involved with my campaign who never met, saw or spoke to a Russian during this period? So many campaign workers, people inside from the beginning, ask me why they have not been called (they want to be). There was NO Collusion & Mueller knows it!”

The president’s comments come on the heels of remarks made by former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who told ABC yesterday that Mueller’s final report could be politically “devastating” for President Trump.

“I think the report is going to be devastating to the President,” Dershowitz said. “And I know that the President’s team is already working on a response to the report. The critical questions are largely political — when I say devastating, I mean it’s going to paint a picture that’s going to be politically very devastating.”

Conservatives, like talk show host Mark Levin, dismissed Dershowitz’s comments, writing on Twitter that the professor was a Clinton and Obama supporter who was “opining on something he does not personally know.”

President Trump submitted his written answers to Mueller last week, and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani stated there might be possible “traps” in Mueller’s questions.

“There are some (questions) that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

Giuliani gave insight into some of Mueller’s questions last week, telling Axios that two of the topics the Special Counsel inquired about were Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower and the Russian hacks during the campaign that followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 press conference in which he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

Recent reports indicate that Mueller’s probe could be winding down.

Giuliani Gives Insight Into Mueller Questions, Says No Evidence of Collusion

In a revealing interview with Axios, President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani gave insight into some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions and remained confident that they would find no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The President submitted his written answers to Mueller’s questions yesterday, and while reluctant to give specifics on the questions, Giuliani did concede that the Special Counsel asked about the following two topics: Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower and the Russian hacks during the campaign that followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 press conference in which he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

Giuliani said he doubts that Donald Trump Jr. would be indicted.  “I don’t see what for,” he said. “The meeting turned out to be a big bust. … It’s a very unattractive crime [for a prosecutor] when somebody meets with you and then you don’t do anything.”

One topic Mueller did not ask about was obstruction of justice.  “I can’t tell you he’s given up on obstruction,” said Giuliani.

“I don’t think he has any way to compel testimony on obstruction because the argument of executive privilege would be very, very strong. It all relates to a period of time after he was president. [A]ny question he has on obstruction, … [t]he president has given [the answers] in interviews, tweets. Other witnesses have given it to him. And the law definitely requires that if you’re going to subpoena a president, you have to show that you can’t get the information any place else,” he said.

According to Giuliani, the Mueller questionnaire “looked like a law school exam … one big long group of questions, that were multi-part questions.”

When if comes to collusion, Giuliani told Axios, “I don’t think they have any evidence of collusion of any kind. I think their obstruction case, as a legal matter, doesn’t exist.”

When asked if Mueller would subpoena the president, the attorney responded, “I think that he would not win a legal battle if he did that, and I think it would consume months.”