UPDATED 9:54 AM PT — Wed. June 6, 2018
Rudy Giuliani recently said Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is trying to frame President Trump.
The president’s attorney made the comments Wednesday, while speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv.
Giuliani said Mueller’s group of investigators are “partisan Democrats” and reiterated his earlier comment, where he said that the president has the power to pardon himself, however, won’t do so because he is innocent.
“There are a group of 14, highly partisan democrats that make up the Mueller team, excluding him, are trying very, very hard to frame him to get him in trouble, when he hasn’t done anything wrong,” said the Trump attorney.
President Trump has doubled down on his claim, saying there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.
Meanwhile, the first person sent to prison by Special Counsel Mueller’s team has now been deported back to his home country.
Alex Van Der Zwaan arrived back in the Netherlands on Tuesday after serving a 30-day sentence at a low-security facility in Pennsylvania.
The Dutch attorney pleaded guilty to felony charges of lying to prosecutors during a 2017 interview with special counsel investigators.
He previously worked for a prominent American law firm in London.
Van Der Zwaan entered his plea back in February, and was also forced to pay a $20,000 fine.