Giuliani: Trump would agree to Mueller interview if there are no questions on obstruction
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has told Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the president is willing to sit down for an interview, as long as the questions do not touch upon obstruction.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, Giuliani said that President Trump would agree to answer questions as long the interview focused only on whether his campaign colluded with Russian in the 2016 presidential election.
Bloomberg reports that the special counsel has yet to respond to Giuliani’s request. Meanwhile, This isn’t the first time the President and his legal team have expressed interest in sitting down with Mueller, with Trump telling CBS News earlier this month.
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“My lawyers are working on that. I’ve always wanted to do an interview because look, there’s been no collusion. There’s been no talk of Russia. There’s been no phone call. There’s been nothing.”
While the President has labeled the probe a “witch hunt” countless times, and also called it a hoax. Trump’s critics, including former FBI director James Comey say there is evidence of him trying to obstruct the investigation into his 2016 election campaign.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed charges against more than 20 Russian Nationals, including 12 intelligence officials in the investigation so far for allegedly interfering in the election. Mueller has also gotten guilty plea or indictments against 4 former Trump associates including former campaign manager Paul Manafort.