Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

The sources made it clear that, in his interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC two weeks ago, Cohen carefully chose the areas to distinguish himself from the President: First, one source said, "why did (Cohen) say I respect the Federal Bureau of Investigation?".

Rudy Giuliani speaks with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week", July 8, 2018.

According to these same sources, Cohen feels that the president and Giuliani are sending him a veiled threat and will continue to call his honesty into question if he opposes them.

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

In television interviews Sunday, Giuliani expressed confidence that Cohen does not have any potentially incriminating information to share with prosecutors, saying he had "zero" worries. Seriously? Is that Trump and Giuliani definition of "truth"?

Trump has repeatedly said that he wants to meet with Mueller.

Since returning to Trumps' orbit as his new lead attorney, Giuliani has become a fixture on television, occasionally making news and routinely promising anyone who will listen that he will bring the Russian Federation collusion investigation to a close.

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But Giuliani told the Times it was unlikely Mueller would accept the demands. "This is the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen". CNN's Don Lemon noted Monday night that sources say he sees himself as analogous to John Dean, President Richard Nixon's White House counsel who eventually pleaded guilty and became a key witness for prosecutors.

Politico's Josh Gerstein was the first to point out the discrepancy between Giuliani's comments and Trump's denial.

Comey's firing in May 2017 helped set in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, and one-on-one conversations with Trump that Comey documented in a series of memos helped form the basis of Mueller's inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice. Giuliani told ABC that investigators must first show a "factual basis for the investigation".

Giuliani made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows to press his case that Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling and any collusion by Trump's campaign associates was corrupt.

In his interview last week, Cohen said Trump "simply accepting the denial of" Russian President Vladimir Putin that he didn't meddle in the 2016 United States presidential election was "unsustainable".

Host Chuck Todd asked if Giuliani wanted Cohen to cooperate with investigators, and Giuliani responded: "Yes".

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