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Giuliani says Mueller probe 'rigged,' focusing on things that didn't happen

Giuliani says Mueller probe 'rigged,' focusing on things that didn't happen”

"What we have to do is go to court and seek protection from the court", Giuliani said on Sunday.

President Donald Trump's legal team and the office of Special counsel Robert Mueller are negotiating the outlines of an agreement that could sharply limit the scope of questions the president is asked about the ongoing Russian Federation probe, his personal lawyer told CNN.

The former New York City mayor expressed reservations about the "conditions" that would have to be met for Trump to consent to an interview, but affirmed the president and his legal team won't completely stonewall the special counsel.

President Donald Trump's lead defense attorney Rudy Giuliani had a marathon interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning.

Trump has made unproven claims of Federal Bureau of Investigation misconduct and political bias and has denounced the informant, without evidence, as "a spy".

He also said Mr. Trump does still want to sit for an interview with Mr. Mueller.

His latest line of attack, which Giuliani emphasized, was the assertion that a confidential FBI informant, who met with some Trump campaign advisers in 2016 while the bureau was investigating their possible Russian Federation contacts, was a "spy" intent on subverting the Trump campaign.

He addressed several of the Trump administration's current stances on the special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, which he referred to as a "rigged investigation", borrowing one of Trump's choice adjectives. I'm not saying Mueller is illegitimate. Trump has called the informant a "spy" - a term current and former intelligence officials have refuted.

Clapper has made it clear in multiple interviews that is not what he said and that the Trumpian analysis referenced by Giuliani was a distortion of his words.

In a separate television appearance, Giuliani said Trump was "adamant" about wanting to agree to an interview, saying, "If he wasn't thinking about it and it wasn't an active possibility, we would be finished with that by now and we would have moved on to getting the investigation over with another way".

The two meetings with select lawmakers, held Thursday, were requested by Trump's GOP allies in Congress and arranged by the White House. "I'm not comfortable with it because it's a matter of interpretation, not hard-and-fast true, not true".

For that reason, Giuliani said he will push for a number of restraints on the type of questions investigators can ask Trump to "make sure there's not a trap". "There are a lot of people with decades of service, some good, some bad, and some get consumed with power".

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he hasn't talked to his presidential client since a "couple weeks ago".



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