Giuliani Meets With Mueller To Discuss Trump Interview

After former White House lead attorney John Dowd was pushed out for insisting that President Trump agree to an in-person interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, the newest member of Trump's legal team and also now apparently the de facto leader, has reportedly met with Mueller to begin negotiating the terms of a Trump meeting, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The irony in Giuliani meeting with Mueller is that Giuliani once served as the US attorney for the Southern District of New York - the same office that is investigating Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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The meeting is also surprising for another reason: Until recently, it had appeared as if Trump would ultimately decline to sit for an interview with Mueller. Furthermore, rumors recently circulated that Mueller and his team were preparing a path forward that didn't involve a presidential interview.

But all that has changed, apparently.

During their meeting, Giuliani reportedly sought to wrestle some information out of Mueller about the probe and how much longer it could reasonably be expected to continue. It has previously been reported that Mueller could conclude the probe within a few months of an interview with Trump, and that a presidential interview was the special counsel's last major remaining obstacle. Mueller also reportedly told Giuliani that his questions would mostly pertain to the transition and Trump's first months in office.

The face-to-face discussions ­illustrated how Giuliani is functioning as Trump’s chief liaison and lead negotiator with the special counsel. The meeting renewed talks that had largely faltered since the resignation last month of John Dowd, a veteran lawyer who was serving as Trump’s lead outside attorney on the investigation.

"I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller," Giuliani said in an interview with The Washington Post last week.

Trump said in a statement last week that Giuliani "wants to get this matter quickly resolved."

Of course, Giuliani is a particularly suitable lead attorney - and it's somewhat surprising that he is only just joining the Trump team - thanks to his longstanding friendship with Mueller.

Giuliani, 73, a former New York mayor and U.S. attorney, has known Mueller for decades through their work in federal law enforcement. Both men were joined by members of their teams in the Tuesday sit-down meeting at Mueller’s office in southwest Washington.

During their first meeting, the former New York mayor reportedly made it clear to Mueller that Trump is still feeling reluctant - a position that's hardened since the FBI raid on Cohen's home, hotel room and office. And while an interview now appears more likely, Trump could still pull out at the last minute and risk a subpoena from Mueller. If a subpoena is issued, it could trigger a legal battle that would likely require the Supreme Court to weigh in.

But maybe all that can be avoided.

Compared to some of the other characters on the Trump legal team, Giuliani actually seems like the adult in the room. But is it also possible that Mueller knows Giuliani well enough to know that the former New York City mayor can be, at times, too trusting? In other words, just because Giuliani seems like he has a steady hand on the wheel, doesn't mean he can prevent Trump from walking into a perjury trap.

Comments

King of Ruperts Land Oliver Klozoff Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:27 Permalink

A Strip search is OK. Then while still naked how about have Mueller blindfolded and flown in a military transport to some CIA torture facility in an unknown overseas place. Then let him cool his heels in a cell susspended in a pressure position for about 28 hours while painfully loud music is played. Just to set the tone of the meeting and show who's the boss.

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MozartIII Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:37 Permalink

The original reason for the whole hoax, has been disproven, multiple times. Mueller apparently has some criminal history that may need some looking into...

 

Oh wait, it is Washington we are talking about! The Trump charade must be legit somehow...

buzzsaw99 Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:46 Permalink

he should be filing motions, lawsuits, and injunctions against mueller, not talking to him.  there isn't one decent lawyer in the entire country.  mueller is the criminal and that fishing expedition of an investigation is politically based and built upon a foundation of illegal activities.  you want to talk about racketeering, obstruction of justice etc.?  let's talk about lynch, owebomber, clinton, clinton, holder, the entire fbi, and all the rest of the crapitol hill scumbags.

G-R-U-N-T Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:55 Permalink

Sorry, but Giuliani is probably talking to Mueller about how they tried to Frame Trump and how the discovery process that Mueller has found all leads to the ObamaSpy ring. What's going on behind the curtain is huge. Giuliani is probably coming in ready to expose the sedition putting Mueller between a rock and a hard place.

This whole thing is going to blow wide open and in the faces of the treasonous bastard's that were involved, the security agencies, Democratic bureaucrats, Republicans and many of the politician's from both persuasions! It's much more than people could even imagine.

Bongino has been following the conspiracy against Trump and the evidence is overwhelming.

Here's today's podcast:

https://www.bongino.com/april-25-2018-ep-706-did-mueller-find-something/

G-R-U-N-T Chupacabra-322 Wed, 04/25/2018 - 22:22 Permalink

Indeed, Bongino has a talent/gift for investigation, he's done a brilliant job of investigative reporting including putting together all the names and their involvement in this massive conspiracy to destroy Trump subjugating and holding in contempt the American people.

Once all this burps up it will go down in world history as the greatest political scandal ever perpetrated on a sitting President and the American people! 

 

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Hammer of Light waterwitch Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:11 Permalink

Find out what a W-54 Davy Crockett is. Then you'll have your answers to how 500,000 tons of concrete, steel and glass turned to powder at free fall speed. Judy Woods is an interesting theory, but much like deep sea cartography... miss by an inch, you miss by a mile. Think Tritium!

9/11 was a nuclear event.

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J2nh Wed, 04/25/2018 - 23:47 Permalink

Go for the same deal Clinton got during her FBI interview.

All the players present, no recordings or notes, not under oath, full immunity.  

CashMcCall Wed, 04/25/2018 - 23:54 Permalink

Does anyone actually believe that Forest Trump can do anything but lie? 

"I never spent a night in the Moscow Ritz or Russia"

No... you spent two nights according to flight records from Ruffin Development Corp who's jet you borrowed. 

"Well, Ruffin is lying..." 

Weren't those the two nights of the alleged PP hotel incident Dossier?

"Fake news... all fake!"

Does Putin have the Moscow Ritz PP Tape?

"I bombed Syria Twice!"

 

 

Hammer of Light Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:07 Permalink

Dear Mr. President. You do realize you brought in Giuliani who was a material enabler and participant in 9/11 right? You do realize he was WORKING WITH MUELLER who was ABSOLUTELY in the HANDLING, OPERATIONS and COVER UP OF 9/11?????

Dear God almighty Mr. President, I do hope you realize this and it was EXACTLY a man like Giuliani who put the ghosted wind up Julius Cesar. You're going to get a long deep state knife in the ribs Mr. President much like Cesar if you're not super careful.

Giuliani is still creeping around as a deep state operative. He WAS and IS a murderous liar and participant of 9/11.

Mr. President, me guts tell me this Giuliani 9/11 conspirator and operator is in on your demise. NEVER turn your back on this mass murdering criminal, he'll shiv you and laugh as your last breath throttles out of your throat.

BE CAREFUL SIR ~

A big Semper Fortis & Semper Fi to those who got the Presidents back!

To the Presidents "Secret Service Mirrors" Watch this Giuliani, he's as dangerous as they come.

resistedliving Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:30 Permalink

is it me or it seems no respectable person will Help Amerika under tRumpf. after

After his treatment of Tillerson, now Bossert? 

I for one really miss that Hope Hicks

Hammer of Light resistedliving Thu, 04/26/2018 - 18:18 Permalink

Hope was a tremendous loss. She is one exceedingly special lady and so well put together. That woman is a true gem without question and team Trump needs her back. Trumps covered in deep state ooze now. May as well be for the best she left when she did. Whoever lands with her aboard, they're incredibly lucky to have the privilege of having Hope Hicks in their life. That is a woman to set the bar with. Simply amazing talent and WOW, a very attractive gal as well. She's a stunner in every way you can consider her.

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