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

Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE would not have to comply with a subpoena in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 ClintonJill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Club for Growth goes after Cheney in ad, compares her to Clinton Sanders to campaign for Turner in Ohio 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 ComeyBiden sister has book deal, set to publish in April Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom MORE, and his knowledge of communications between his campaign and Russia.