Giuliani: Trump Didn’t Obstruct Justice Because He Never Threatened To Break James Comey’s Kneecaps
During an interview that aired on Meet the Press, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani conceded to host Chuck Todd that presidents could be guilty of obstruction of justice — but he insisted that Trump was not because he had used the word “please” with Comey before asking him to “go easy on Michael Flynn” in an attempt to halt the Russia investigation.
“A president firing somebody that works for him, if he does no other corrupt act other than just fire him, can’t obstruct justice,” Giuliani opined. “If, for example, a president said, ‘Leave office or I’m going to have your kids kidnapped or I’m going to break your legs.’”
“When the president said [to Comey,] ‘Please, go easy on Flynn,’ I know of no obstruction case that begins with the word ‘please,’” he continued. “It goes something like this: ‘If you don’t go easy on Flynn, I’ll break your kneecaps.’”
According to Giuliani, Trump simple made a legal “request” for Comey to reign in the Russia investigation before firing the FBI director.
Watch the video below from NBC.