President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller notified Trump’s legal team two weeks ago that he will not indict the president.
The Justice Department’s guidance on whether it can indict a sitting president is laid out in a 1999 memo.
“This case is essentially over,” Giuliani told Fox.
President Trump hired Giuliani in April to help negotiate an end to the Russia probe, which has yet to yield any evidence of collusion between the Trump team and Russia after a year.
Giuliani’s hiring signified a shift in the Trump legal team towards a more aggressive handling of Mueller’s investigation, a stark contrast to former White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who promised back in January that the Russia probe would conclude in four to six weeks.