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

Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE would not have to comply with a subpoena in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' 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 ComeyIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? Full appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him MORE, and his knowledge of communications between his campaign and Russia.