Giuliani says Mueller agreed to limit interview

Lester Mason
May 18, 2018

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicated he's willing to narrow the scope of an interview with the president, including forgoing questions about payments by Trump's personal lawyer to an adult film star.

Mueller is not considering asking Trump about his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who is being investigated by the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY over his business dealings, Giuliani said. On Friday, CNN's Chris Cuomo asked him about the contradiction; he simply started shouting.

"Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI 'SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT, ' " Trump posted on Twitter. In response, the former New York City mayor said only "Not Jeff".

"The main focus that we want, I can tell you, simply is Russian Federation", he said.

Giuliani said Mueller's questions had encompassed five "categories" or "subject areas". "We're told that", he said.

Discussions are continuing over other conditions for a possible interview with Trump, including setting a time limit.

"If so, this is bigger than Watergate!"

If there was an embedded person, Giuliani said, "that person cleared us because the Federal Bureau of Investigation cleared us".

In the same interview, Giuliani also became very flustered when Cuomo pointed out that his belief that Trump can not be subpoenaed to sit in front of a grand jury is at odds with an interview he gave in 1998 with Charlie Rose about Bill Clinton.

Dowd told Axios in December: "The president can not obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case". The actual questioning would take place some time later. Giuliani has been a frequent presence on cable news shows since joining Trump's legal team last month, becoming the public face of the president's efforts to fire back at an investigation that on Thursday entered its second year. "This is the first time in two weeks things have looked a little more encouraging".

Updates with additional Giuliani comments starting in sixth paragraph.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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