McCarthy: Giuliani Understands Mueller Probe 'Has Always Been About Impeachment'

McCarthy: Giuliani Understands Mueller Probe 'Has Always Been About Impeachment'

McCarthy: Giuliani Understands Mueller Probe 'Has Always Been About Impeachment'

U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney said Sunday the president's legal team is "close to determining" that he won't sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign aimed at helping Trump win.

Cohen, Trump's former attorney who once said he'd "take a bullet" and "do anything" to protect him, is under intensifying scrutiny from federal prosecutors investigating his business practices.

In recent weeks, Cohen has made a number of moves indicating that he's willing to turn against the president if federal investigators from the Southern District of NY or the FBI want him to.

On Friday, Giuliani told the New York Times that Mueller would only get his interview with the president if he could satisfy the White House that he had evidence that Trump had committed a crime.

"I have no concern that Michael Cohen is going to do anything but tell the truth", Giuliani said.

As for Giuliani's request that Mueller present evidence of Trump committing a crime before an interview, McCarthy said he's "quite right to go there".

"Now how you can say [the Mueller probe is] a legitimate investigation, well then there are no illegitimate investigations", Giuliani claimed on CNN. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has said he is investigating whether Strzok's bias may have influenced the launch of the Russian Federation probe. "And my sources are telling me that he said that the truth is not you or your client's friend".

Whether Mr. Trump will testify is still an open question, Giuliani told Reid.

"It's our firm belief, and we think nothing contradicts this, the president did nothing wrong", he said.

Cohen's hiring of Davis, as well as his comments to ABC last week, increased speculation that Trump's former fixer was inching closer to cooperating with federal prosecutors rather than face serious charges stemming from his businesses and payments made to women, including Daniels, in order to secure their silence over alleged affairs.

On NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani said he doesn't think Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is personally biased or corrupt, but that "he's surrounded by biased people" he failed to vet properly, including Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, whose anti-Trump text exchanges from 2016 fed Republican allegations of bias.

"I don't know what he has to flip over", Giuliani said. He clarified on ABC that he wants to confirm that there is a "factual basis for the investigation". "That's something you can decide down the road, one way or the other", Giuliani said. Mr. Cohen has denied any wrongdoing.

"As long as he tells the truth, we're home free", Giuliani said.

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