President Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has flipped.
Giuliani is having second thoughts about the possibility of President Trump sitting down with Robert Mueller for an interview. This seems like a decision the Trump legal team has struggled with, but we all know who gets the final decision.
As reported by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, did an about-face Wednesday and said he now would prefer the president participate in an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I guess I’d rather do the interview,” Giuliani told the Washington Post in an interview. “It gets it over with, it makes my client happy. The safe course you hear every lawyer say is don’t do the interview, and that’s easy to say in the abstract. That’s much harder when you have a client who is the president of the United States and wants to be interviewed.”
The comments from Giuliani are a reversal from Tuesday, when the former New York City mayor cast doubt on a possible presidential interview with Mueller and his team of prosecutors.
“If they said, you have to do it now, the answer would have to be no,” Giuliani told the Wall Street Journal.
Giuliani expressed concerns that Trump could “talk himself into becoming a target” during a sit-down with Mueller’s office.
The president has expressed a willingness to talk with Mueller, saying May 4 he would “love to” speak with the special counsel.
President Trump wants to listen to his attorneys, his attorneys want to listen to President Trump, but in the long run, Trump will be the one to make the call, and either choose to be interviewed by Mueller or not.
While some seem to be somewhat worried of what might take place if Trump gave Mueller an interview, I think it could easily go the other way, and backfire on Mueller.
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