Giuliani says Trump could sit for limited interview with Mueller

Giuliani says Trump could sit for limited interview with Mueller

He wrote off the forthcoming Mueller-Trump interview as "bullsh-t". But a breakneck sequence of events over the last two days may have made the nightmare scenario increasingly likely.

Flood, who is known as having a more aggressive style than Cobb, was part of former President Bill Clinton's legal team during his impeachment proceedings.

After saying he'd love to sit down with Mueller, he now seems to be backing away. Cobb was also in charge of collecting all documents the Special Counsel had requested and turning them over to that team.

Giuliani cited national security concerns, such as the upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as one reason why the Mueller interview should be shelved for now. He also said it is "an open question" if Mueller could compel Trump to testify.

A subpoena to force the president before a grand jury could start an explosive legal battle that eventually reaches the US Supreme Court.

With White House lawyer Ty Cobb announcing he plans to retire at the end of the month, so begins another round of shakeups.

A lot of other news broke this week related to the investigation into potential collusion between then-candidate Trump's campaign and the Russian government.

Mr Trump and Russian Federation have repeatedly denied suggestions of collusion.

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Another brass-knuckle operator, Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, told CNN on Wednesday that Trump had exhausted of a team that repeatedly assured him the probe was almost done.

The investigation has been going on for almost a year since Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the probe. "There probably were other things of a personal nature that Michael took care of for which the president would have always trusted him as his lawyer", he said. Earlier Wednesday, the President suggested that questions by Mueller's team about whether he obstructed justice amount to a "setup & trap".

But if the President is dedicated to a more adversarial posture, it is unlikely to faze their relentless boss. The questions, obtained from a source "outside of Mr. Trump's legal team", were reportedly dictated to Trump's legal team by Mueller's investigators during negotiations to get Trump to speak about the inquiry.

What does the special counsel do? "I don't think he would be affected by malice or prejudice".

The special counsel raised the possibility of issuing a court order during talks with the president's lawyers in March.

Given the highly sensitive political circumstances, many analysts believe that Mueller will go the extra mile to find an arrangement that accommodates the President and his lawyers.

Mr Giuliani told the Washington Post on Wednesday such an interview would last no more than three hours under a narrow set of questions.

Cobb said that Trump wanted him to stay on but that he felt he had fulfilled his role in facilitating document production and interviews with the special counsel for White House staff.

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But to prove obstruction of justice, a prosecutor must establish that an act was carried out with corrupt intent.

It was unclear what Trump meant by "get involved".

"The mere fact that the President can fire someone - and he clearly can fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - doesn't mean that the firing is lawful", said Stoltmann.

Cobb told The Post that he was "deeply grateful" to Trump "for the opportunity to serve my country".

Trump meanwhile has stepped up his counterattack.

" 'This isn't some game".

In mid-March, Trump lashed out at the Times and reporter Maggie Haberman for reporting that this exact move was in the works.

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