A liberal group will offer Donald Trump's White House staffers free legal advice amid his ongoing Russian Federation scandal - but if the president's legal analysis is correct, they might choose to decline it.
"The administration is supportive of being tough on Russian Federation, particularly in putting these sanctions in place", Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was promoted to press secretary Friday, said on "This Week" on ABC News.
The similarities to President Trump do not stop there. "The president will make that decision when he makes a decision".
"I'm confident that tomorrow when Jared Kushner speaks, and I'll keep my fingers crossed in saying this to you, it'll probably be the last time he has to talk about Russian Federation", he said.
Despite once calling the current President a "hack politician" on Fox Business Network and donating to Barack Obama's campaign in 2008, Anthony Scaramucci was named the White House Communications Director Friday, leading to the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. In the response to his statements, the Democratic Senator Al Franken told CNN What can you say?
And, when they do decide to exert their authority, they have the power to bend a wobbly president to their will - and not the other way around. "We have not, and I continue to not, have conversations with the president of the United States regarding pardons".
Privately, White House officials said they saw no politically viable alternative to the president signing the bill.
"There are checks and balances in the system for a reason", Scaramucci replied. He said but he doesn't have to be pardoned.
"The president does not need to pardon himself", Scaramucci added".
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, John Dowd, another Trump attorney, seemed to suggest a split within the legal team, denying news reports that it was working to stymie Mueller's probe by highlighting conflicts of interest.