Trump interview in Russian Federation investigation is still possible, Giuliani says

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He also confirmed the gist of a New York Times article that said Trump's side had added new conditions for any interview with Mueller. That was based on an interview with you.

Scarborough's listing of scandals was inspired by comments Giuliani made to ABC's George Stephanopoulos saying that President Trump wanted to answer questions under oath, but how could he trust such a "corrupt" investigation. Look at my quote. "What I said was they have to give us a factual basis, meaning some suspicion of a crime".

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Giuliani stressed that he wasn't anxious about testimony that Cohen might give.

"Michael Cohen should cooperate with the government".

"It's our firm belief, and we think nothing contradicts this, that the president did nothing wrong", Giuliani said.

"The reason he said is, 'I will not be a punching bag as part of somebody else's defense strategy, '" Davis added.

In reply, Giuliani asked the interviewer "how you can expect us to just walk up our client like a lamb to the slaughter". "We wouldn't be lawyers if we would do that". But Giuliani pivoted to criticizing the special counsel team itself, noting the recently released report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

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Comey's firing in May 2017 helped set in motion the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, and one-on-one conversations with Trump that Comey documented in a series of memos helped form the basis of Mueller's inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.

The special counsel investigation was established by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to handle the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, which began in 2016, after Mr. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

"[Mueller] didn't vet [Strzok] properly".

Cohen's decision to hire Davis and to speak publicly about the seemingly inevitable charges against him represent a huge shift in the narrative of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Trump and his advisers have hammered at the notion that several members of Mueller's team are affiliated with the Democratic Party and can not be objective.

"One source said to me this is his version of July 4th, which is Independence Day", she continued. "How you could end up hiring a group of people that are as prejudiced and biased as this group...is extraordinary".

A tweet from Davis on Monday implies that Guiliani wasn't talking about the actual truth, but a version of the story that would benefit the president, and that neither Trump nor Guiliani have what could be called a close relationship with "truth" by any definition.

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