Giuliani: Trump more likely to meet with Kim than Mueller
Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that President Trump is more likely to move forward with talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un than he is to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I think it is more inevitable than a Mueller interview,” Giuliani, a member of Trump’s legal team, told The Washington Post. “At least they’re not going to try to trap him into Korean perjury.”
Giuliani’s comments came after Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit with Kim that was set to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
In a letter to Kim released by the White House, Trump cited Pyongyang’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward the U.S. as his reason for withdrawing from the summit.
With the summit off the table for the time being, Giuliani said, Trump will now have more time to decide whether to speak with Mueller’s team of investigators.
Mueller is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as whether the president sought to obstruct the probe.
Trump’s lawyers have been weighing whether to allow Mueller’s team to interview the president. But the president’s legal team has been hesitant to grant such an interview out of concern that prosecutors could try to use the president’s own words against him.