Giuliani to send Mueller counteroffer on interview with Trump later Wednesday

Giuliani to send Mueller counteroffer on interview with Trump later Wednesday
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Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the team of lawyers handling President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE's response to the special counsel investigation would send Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE a counteroffer for a potential interview on Wednesday.

Giuliani told CNN that the letter would represent "a good faith attempt to reach an agreement" with the special counsel's office on a possible interview between Mueller and the president, which Trump's team has warned would not be allowed to focus on questions of obstruction of justice.


Questions on Trump's remarks about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWarren: Officials have duty ‘to invoke 25th amendment’ if they think Trump is unfit McCabe: Trump 'may have' committed a crime in blocking Russia probe Trump: 'Disgraced' McCabe, Rosenstein look like they were planning 'very illegal act' MORE would be off-limits, as Trump's lawyers view them as "perjury traps," Giuliani told CNN.

"For example: 'What did you say about Flynn?' 'Why did you fire Comey?'" They already know our answer," Giuliani said Wednesday.

"If they can show us something in that area that didn't involve those direct questions, that we don't consider perjury traps, we would consider it," he added, though he said he "can't think of what that would be."

The remarks follow similar comments Giuliani made to The Hill on Tuesday, in which the former New York City mayor said that while it would not honor all of the special counsel's requests, they hoped to find a compromise that was within the "realm of debatable and negotiable.”

“We’re not giving them a straight turndown,” Giuliani said Tuesday. “It'll be done tomorrow — or in the worst case scenario it will be done on Thursday."

The president's refusal to answer questions about obstruction follow news that Mueller's team is looking at the president's Twitter account for evidence of possible intent to obstruct justice.

Trump himself has called for an interview with Mueller in the past, though his lawyers have been largely against such a meeting occurring.