In discussing the NDA payment Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels, Giuliani brought up the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room.
"Mueller's warning - the first time he is known to have mentioned a possible subpoena to Trump's legal team - spurred a sharp retort from John Dowd, then the President's lead lawyer".
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was considering using his executive power to "get involved" in a document dispute between the Department of Justice and congressional Republicans that's tied to federal investigations into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.
Read on for a look at the subpoenas other presidents have faced and what that could mean for Trump.
Now, however, as actual potential questions are being aired and talk of potential subpoenas is bandied about, the president is less enthusiastic.
Yes - and twice in modern history.
He is reportedly to be replaced by Emmet Flood, a Republican defense lawyer who represented Clinton during his impeachment proceedings. Such a dispute would likely go to the Supreme Court.
Nixon turned over the documents, and then resigned.
Mr. Comey testified to Congress that during calls to him that spring, the president asked him to get out word that he was not being investigated. Trump is again threatening to follow the destructive path of Richard Nixon as he struggles with the reality that he has two bad options on the table: Either answer Mueller's questions or assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Others legal eagles have joined the mix informally, including the retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, who was announced as part of the Trump legal team but later backed out because of conflicts. "He has to give his name, his occupation and that sort of thing".
The questions do appear to indicate that Mueller is looking into possible collusion.
"They told the President that the investigation was going to end originally in November of past year, then December and then January", Lewandowski told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "The Lead".
Special counsel Robert Mueller's threat to subpoena President Trump in the Russian Federation investigation sets up a potentially historic clash that could reach the Supreme Court, legal experts say - and it's not clear who would prevail.
For a president with a penchant for speaking his mind, face-to-face questioning with Mueller, a tough former prosecutor and ex-FBI director, is fraught with risks. His only tweets pertaining to subpoenas, specifically, are about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
Comey told The Associated Press in an interview this week that he saw telling Trump privately at a January 2017 Trump Tower meeting that he wasn't under investigation as a way to lower the "temperature" of an otherwise tense encounter before the president took office.