The president previously expressed a desire to sit for an interview, against the advice of his lawyers, but he was said to have soured on the idea following the Cohen raid.
Giuliani told The Washington Post on Thursday that he finalized the decision in recent days, and wants to help the president "negotiate an end" to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which Trump has referred to as a "hoax."
“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani is a former federal prosecutor and a vocal defender of Trump. The president reportedly weighed the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE with the former New York mayor last summer, but the move never occurred.
The Raskins, who are married, have a private practice based in Florida. Both are former Justice Department attorneys with backgrounds fighting organized crime and racketeering, among other issues.
—Avery Anapol contributed.