Giuliani: Trump legal team ready to argue Mueller subpoena 'before the Supreme Court'

Giuliani: Trump legal team ready to argue Mueller subpoena 'before the Supreme Court'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE’s legal team is preparing to argue a potential subpoena from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE in front of the Supreme Court, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday.

Giuliani, who is leading talks between Trump’s attorneys and Mueller’s team, told The Washington Post that the lawyers would “move to quash” a subpoena from Mueller, and that they are ready to “argue it before the Supreme Court, if it ever got there.”

The special counsel has sought an interview with the president over the past several months, and reportedly threatened to subpoena Trump if he declined to voluntarily sit for an interview. Giuliani has previously asserted that Trump would not have to comply with a subpoena.


A legal battle over a presidential subpoena would be unprecedented, bringing both sides into untested legal waters.

Giuliani told The Post that he has not yet received a response from Mueller’s team, after Trump’s attorneys sent a letter last week on the terms for an interview with the president.

The attorney also said the president’s lawyers have spoken with Emmet Flood, a White House lawyer working on the Russia probe who also worked on former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that must follow Mueller's report JOBS for Success Act would recognize that all people have potential Howard Schultz is holding the Democratic Party hostage MORE’s impeachment proceedings.

Giuliani told The Post that Flood “would have a big role to play here and would assert presidential privilege” but declined to comment further.

Trump officials have said that Flood is warning Trump about the unknown factors that could come into play if he chose to take a Mueller subpoena to the Supreme Court, according to The Post.

Giuliani has pushed for Mueller to wrap up his investigation, particularly in light of November’s midterm elections.

He told Bloomberg earlier Wednesday that Mueller should “write the damn report so we can see it and rebut it.”

“If he doesn’t get it done in the next two or three weeks we will just unload on him like a ton of bricks,” Giuliani told the outlet.