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

Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE would not have to comply with a subpoena in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 Clinton2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst Could President Trump's talk of a 'red wave' cause his supporters to stay home in midterms? Dem group targets Trump in M voter registration campaign: report 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 ComeyWhy must everything Rosenstein be filled with drama?   Dems fight to protect Mueller amid Rosenstein rumors Trump to meet with Rosenstein on Thursday MORE, and his knowledge of communications between his campaign and Russia.