President Trump and his legal team are unlikely to agree to an interview with the Special Counsel, Robert Miller.
President Trump and his legal team are unlikely to agree to an interview with the Special Counsel, Robert Miller, Fox News has learned.
A final decision has not yet been made, but multiple sources told Fox News the team will almost certainly request an interview with the commander to reject-in-chief – a question hanging over the investigation, and the White house for months.
The internal discussions come as the President and Rudy Giuliani, the public face of his legal team, take a newly combative attitude towards the Miller investigation.
“I’m ‘no’, a sit-down until we have exactly what you want to do is ironed down,” Giuliani on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” said on Monday, when asked about the status of the interview request.
Giuliani said the President will ultimately decide what to do, but, “now, I tell him ‘no.'”
Trump on Sunday, also a battery of tweets fired, blasting the “Robert Müller Manipulated witch-hunt” as an “illegal fraud;” claimed that it was paid for by a “fraudulent Dossier, of the Crooked Hillary and the DNC;” questions, why Müller not interfere with Democrats; and suggesting Muller is after him because “I turned it down to the top of the FBI” and fired FBI chief James Comey “is his close friend.”
The reviews come in before the start of the first Müller-probe study-for ex-trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort on charges unrelated to alleged Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign officials in 2016.
Earlier this month, it turned out that Trump’s lawyers have been laying down the conditions for a Miller-interview – namely, that you want him to present evidence that Trump has committed a crime before, you will be asked to vote for the President.
The New York Times, which first reported reported on these claims, that Giuliani has confirmed, to agree that Mueller is unlikely to you.
The President of the lawyers also wanted Müller to explain how the justice Department gave him the authority to investigate possible obstruction of justice, in what was initially a probe into the Russian interference, according to the times. And you want to show him that the special counsel of any other investigative action before applying for an interview with the President has been exhausted.
Giuliani has previously expressed concern that a special counsel’s interview with Trump a perjury could ” – trap.”
Despite the internal dynamics down, Trump, the outside of the legal team is still talking with Mueller about the possibility and conditions for an interview.growing against the possibility of a sit-
John Roberts is currently the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network as a senior national correspondent in January 2011, based in the Atlanta office.