Giuliani: Trump doesn't have to comply with subpoena from Mueller

Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE would not have to comply with a subpoena in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

“We don’t have to [comply with a subpoena]. He’s the president of the United States. We can assert same privilege as other presidents have," Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week.” 

Giuliani, who was recently hired to Trump’s legal team dealing with the Russia probe, said he’d prefer the president receive the “Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin Anti-Trump protests outside White House continue into fifth night Opera singers perform outside White House during fourth day of protests MORE treatment.” He said that would involve answering questions that were received in advance, while not under oath.

Whether Trump will testify before the special counsel has been a point of intrigue as Mueller’s probe nears its one-year mark.

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Trump said Friday he would “love to” speak with Mueller on the condition that he would be “treated fairly." 

Giuliani expressed uncertainty about an interview on Sunday, saying he believes the special counsel is “trying to trap him.”

“I’ve got a client who wants to testify,” Giuliani said.

“Jay [Sekulow] and I said to ourselves ‘My goodness, I hope we get a chance to tell him the risk he’s taking,' ” he added. “So he may testify.”

Trump has repeatedly railed against the Mueller investigation, calling it a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.”

The New York Times last week published a list of nearly 50 questions Mueller plans to ask Trump.

The topics cover Trump’s decisions to fire ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE, and his knowledge of communications between his campaign and Russia.