Giuliani: Trump will only sit for interview with Mueller ‘over my dead body’
President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday dismissed the possibility that Trump will sit for an interview with the special counsel, saying it would only happen “over my dead body.”
“Over my dead body. But you know, I could be dead,” Giuliani said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” when asked if Trump would take part in an interview.
CNN reported on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller is still interested in interviewing Trump as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump last month submitted written answers to questions from Mueller’s team, but the president has not done an in-person interview.
Giuliani on Sunday harshly criticized the special counsel, calling the office a “joke” and saying that investigators trapped Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn “into perjury.”
“I am disgusted with the tactics they have used in this case,” Giuliani said. “What they did to General Flynn should result in discipline. They’re the ones who violated the law. They’re looking at a non-crime, collusion.”
Flynn last year pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation. Mueller has recommended no jail time for Flynn, who will be sentenced Tuesday.