Giuliani said Mueller is "not entitled" to ask any questions about obstruction of justice, since the president was authorized under the Constitution to remove FBI Director James Comey.
Democrats also have pointed to a roundtable discussion that Judge Kavanaugh held with lawyers several years ago, according to The Associated Press, in which he suggested the Supreme Court wrongly decided the 1974 case that forced President Richard Nixon to hand over the Watergate tapes.
He said: "I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime.Collusion is not a crime".
If Trump or his aides knew in advance that Russian Federation had the trove of stolen emails and did nothing to alert federal authorities, they could be accused of covering up the crime of stolen emails or working as foreign agents.
Critics saw Giuliani's statements as indicative that the president's defense against accusations of working with Russian contacts to help him win the election is rapidly unraveling.
"It seems to me his default position is to lie", Mr Giuliani said of Mr Cohen, who in May he said was an "honest, honourable lawyer". He said he has a "sense" that Mueller is getting to the end of his investigation.
He called Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen a "scoundrel", accusing him of deceptively recording meetings after assuring those involved that he was not doing so. "The hacking is the crime".
Trump and his lawyers are right that the term "collusion" isn't a precise one when it comes to US law. "Collusion is not a crime".
Giuliani also said Mueller has "conflicts of interest". Citing two unnamed White House advisers, the newspaper said Mueller and the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia had a dispute over fees when Mueller resigned as a member in 2011. In fact, prosecutors said last week they don't expect the word "Russia" to be mentioned at all. "I suspect that we'll see that in some of his rulings". He also faces charges of witness tampering.
Maddow doesn’t relent on White House transcript
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, asked whether Trump talked to Putin about removing USA troops from Syria. But even Republican ranks remained unconvinced by Pompeo's reassurances.
The second quarter figures included several one-time factors, that won't happen in the third quarter, according to economists. The negative contributors to the economic growth were private inventory investment and residential fixed investment.
Taliban officials met secretly with a senior United States diplomat in Qatar last week, sources in the group have told the BBC. NYT described the meetings as "a reversal of a longstanding USA policy" of not holding direct talks with the Taliban.
Saturday, BART police found Don Stevens, 47, unconscious on the platform at the BayFair Station in San Leandro, KPIX reported . Authorities have not determined a motive for the attack and have no evidence thus far that suggest it was racially motivated.
That same month, Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump's legal team, told The New Yorker that "there is no crime of collusion". We hear Trump say "pay with cash", we hear Cohen saying "no no no", someone says "check", and the thing suddenly ends.
US officials have said Russian interfered in the 2016 election, and McConnell says he thinks the Russians will try again in 2018. He says she refused to do that and stayed "despite staff, Secret Service, everyone trying to usher everyone out of the room".
If the candidate wins more than one seat, a by-election will be held as a person can represent only one constituency. Thousands of Khan's supporters took to the streets to celebrate in Islamabad as news of a possible victory emerged.
Even though Sebastian Vettel has won four Formula One titles and 51 races, he is still prone to worrying lapses of concentration. After Vettel was held up for eight laps, and complained repeatedly about it, Ferrari ordered Raikkonen to let him past.
The court's decision angered a number of legal experts who claim the law is out of date and in desperate need of changing. A statement made by Mr Owens' solicitors said he should not be "unfairly criticised for attempting to save his marriage".
For almost two years, Facebook has appeared bulletproof despite a series of scandals about the misuse of its giant social network. Facebook's daily active users for the quarter were 1.47 billion, shy of the 1.49 billion forecast by StreetAccount and FactSet .
British Open at a glance
Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland , Sunday. Spieth posted a 65 to jump up 10 spots, while Woods moved up 23 spots after shooting a 66 to lurk four shots off the lead.
Zoo accused of painting zebra stripes on a donkey
Mahmoud Sarhan posted photos of the animal to Facebook after a recent trip to Cairo's International Garden municipal park. A visitor to a Cairo zoo poses for a photo with one of the "Zebras" in the zoo which are suspected to be painted donkeys.
At least 50 people killed in wildfires near Athens, Greece
He said he saw his daughters, Sophia and Vasiliki, alive on TV news footage as they got off a fishing boat which had rescued them. Relatives of those reported missing have been posting photographs on a website in the hope of tracing their whereabouts .