Giuliani Asked Mueller To End Russia Probe, Mueller’s Response Was Perfect
A new report revealed on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s new personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, met with special counsel Robert Mueller yesterday to discuss a deal on ending the ongoing Russia investigation.
According to three people familiar with the meeting, Giuliani tried to renegotiate the possibilities of a “presidential interview,” The Washington Post reported.
Giuliani reportedly tried swaying Mueller away from having to interview Trump, but it did not work.
“In response, Mueller reiterated that he would like a chance to ask Trump questions about steps he took during the transition and early months of his administration, the people said,” according to The Post.
Giuliani spoke with the Post last week after becoming Trump’s new lawyer. “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said in the interview.
But Mueller wants to interview Trump and is willing to do anything to make that happen.
According to one of the sources familiar with the meeting between Giuliani and Mueller, Trump remains “extremely opposed” to granting the special counsel an interview.
This could potentially set up a “high-stakes legal battle between” the Trump administration and the special counsel, ultimately leading Mueller to subpoena the president.
The entire report can be read HERE.