President Donald Trump claimed Monday an "absolute right" to pardon himself while arguing a special counsel probe investigating his 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation is "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL".
Mr Giuliani underscored one of the main arguments in a newly unveiled letter sent by Mr Trump's lawyers to Mr Mueller back in January: A president can not be given a grand jury subpoena as part of the investigation into foreign meddling in the 2016 election.
He continued: "I think that what Rudy has done is a shame and a disgrace as a former US attorney, and as a former justice official, he knows better, and it's an outright lie". "It certainly would not get laughed out of court the way some people seem to think", he said.
It comes as the White House and Mueller's team were girding for a possible high-stakes legal showdown over whether Trump will agree to or be forced to be interviewed by investigators, as well as a possible impeachment push that could result from the probe.
He added that it would be "political malpractice" for a president to pardon himself.
That power includes "the power to pardon any person before, during or after an investigation and/or conviction", they said in the letter.
"The appointment of the Special [counsel] is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!" Giuliani told ABC's "This Week".
Speaking at a press conference, the Kentucky Republican Senator said he didn't feel Trump required any advice on pardoning himself for he knew that's not something he would or should do.
"If I say something wrong on this show. if you were the Federal Bureau of Investigation, my goodness, I'd - they could prosecute me for the mistake".
Rudy Giuliani called his example of President Donald Trump being able to shoot James Comey and not be prosecuted an exaggerated hypothetical example of presidential immunity and insisted Trump would not pardon himself in the Russian Federation probe in any case. "The president never said he pardoned himself", he said on CNN's State of the Union.
The reports came soon after President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson. "Drug prices coming down & Right to Try!" tweeted the U.S. president.