Rudy Giuliani doesn’t rule out Trump interview for Mueller investigation

July 30, 2018

President Trump’s current attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani said Monday that Mr. Trump may still sit for an interview for specialcounsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Mr. Giuliani denounced the Mueller investigation on CNN’s “New Day,” saying the special counsel created “a completely biased staff,” but the attorney didn’t rule out the possibility of Mr. Trump interviewing for the investigation.

The former New York City mayor said he wouldn’t suggest sitting down with the special counsel, but the president may still want to.

“What I think and what I know may be two different things,” Mr. Giuliani said. “I think he shouldn’t [sit down with Mueller]. I know how convinced he is that he didn’t do anything wrong and wants to explain it.”

Mr. Trump’s lawyer explained that they submitted their latest conditions for an interviewtoMr. Mueller’s team 10 days ago, but they haven’t heard back, despite repeated attempts to follow up. One such condition is that the president will not answer questions about obstruction, but Mr. Giuliani said they may consider some obstruction inquiries if they are submitted.

“I am sure they are [acting] in bad faith about an interview at this point,” he said.

Mr. Mueller is currently investigating two possible cases of collusion with Russians and obstruction of justice. The New York Times reported recently that the obstruction probe would expand to include scrutinizing Mr. Trump’s tweets about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James B. Comey.

Mr. Giuliani also said that looking into the president’s tweets was a sign the investigation was nearing its end. He called the move “laughable.”

The attorney said the investigation was “horrible” and impeding Mr. Trump’s ability to govern.

Mr. Giuliani explained that the president’s legal team hopes the investigation will be wrapped up by September, but if not, it could affect the midterms. The investigation will “sure as hell” confuse the midterms as voters are divided over supporting impeachment or backing the president, he said.

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