Russia probe: Giuliani seeks limits for Trump interview

Russia probe: Giuliani seeks limits for Trump interview

Russia probe: Giuliani seeks limits for Trump interview

Mr. Giuliani told Mr. Hannity that in addition to written questions being submitted, he wanted Mr. Trump to be able to submit his answers via audio tape.

Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, meanwhile, has echoed the president by saying that the Mueller investigation is a "witch hunt" since joining the president's team and warned that Trump may face "trap questions" if he consents to an interview. "It's been a privilege, and I'm confident that the matter will be in good hands with Emmet Flood".

In actuality, Mueller's team agreed to provide the president's lawyers with more specific information about the subjects that prosecutors wished to discuss with the president. Cobb has urged cooperation with the investigation in hopes of bringing forth a swift conclusion but Flood's selection has signaled a more combative approach from the president in the case. If Mueller takes heed, he is limited to indicting underlings and writing reports on his findings, with Congress the most important consumer.

So, for now, it looks like the president is more likely than not to survive all of this.

Sanders, meanwhile, was forced to defend her credibility, a week after comedian Michelle Wolf created an uproar at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner with jokes about the press secretary, including one quip that she "burns facts" and "uses that ash to create a flawless smoky eye".

He ended up on Wednesday threatening again to intervene in the Justice Department: "At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!" Flood is also rumored to be an eventual replacement to McGahn as White House counsel, according to The Times. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Joe Lockhart, White House press secretary from 1998 to 2000, said the separation proved effective, but only because both sides were in constant communication.

Trump's lead personal lawyer, John Dowd, left in March.

Trump could invoke his constitutional right not to testify against himself and decline to answer questions, but that act could also pose a significant political risk.

Critical decisions lie ahead.

Unlike Kushner, Ivanka Trump has not been questioned by Mueller's team, despite being with her father in several situations that the special counsel is looking at.

"Ivanka Trump? I think I would get on my charger and go ride into their offices with a lance, if they go after Ivanka", said Giuliani. The president additionally falsely claimed at this time that Mueller labored for Obama for eight years - his full time period.

The other possibility is that Trump refuses to agree to an interview with Mueller, and then challenges a subpoena.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether the Trump campaign and Russian Federation colluded to help Trump win the 2016 US presidential election.

The theory is that Trump can't be guilty of obstruction if he's doing something that he's authorised to do as president, such as firing the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Given that charges have already been pressed against other players like Michael Flynn, Trump's actions could leave him susceptible to obstructing justice in investigations where he's not the key figure.

"What are they afraid of?" "That is, what would have happened to the temperature of that meeting if I didn't have some way to take it down in the moment at Trump Tower?"

The Washington Post noted that Giuliani's interview may have uncovered another damaging admission: that Trump did in fact fire James Comey because Comey failed to confirm that Trump was not under investigation.

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