Trump accuses Mueller of leaking after secret letter published

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They composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he can not be forced to testify in the Russian Federation probe.

In a confidential letter obtained by The New York Times, lawyers for President Trump reveal their legal strategy and inform special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump will not comply with requests for an interview.

Lawyers Jay Sekulow and John Dowd, who wrote the letter, say Mueller already has the information he needs from thousands of documents they provided, as well as from other testimony.

Giuliani told the Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity on May 2 that he believes an attempt by Mueller to subpoena the President could prompt litigation.

They asserted that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who is now supervising Mueller's probe, "actually helped to edit" Trump's letter terminating Comey and "actively advised the President accordingly".

Trump has deleted his first misspelled tweet.

He said the investigation was "so bad for our country" and asked: "Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media?" "Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?"

Republican leaders critical of the investigation have argued that no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign has been presented.

Similar to Trump, Giuliani also accused the special counsel of leaking the memo, telling ABC News that Mueller should have released a statement condemning the Times' report and should investigate his team in response to its publication. The letter lists 16 subject areas Mueller's team meant to question Trump about, including his firing of FBI Director James Comey.

In April, Trump hired former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani and two other former federal prosecutors to join his legal team. It could also leave open a pardon for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn or, himself if charged.

President Reagan faced eight different investigations costing a total of more than $84 million, or $142 million when adjusted for inflation, Politico said.

"As only one of two people left who could become President, why wouldn't the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Department of "Justice" have told me that they were secretly investigating Paul Manafort (on charges that were 10 years old and had been previously dropped) during my campaign?"

In the letter, the lawyers note the importance of the presidency itself. They help underscore the legal battle now underway between the White House and the special counsel.

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