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Offbeat Trump Will Agree to Interview If Mueller Winds Down Investigation

05:45  07 june  2018
05:45  07 june  2018 Source:   time.com

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Linking an interview with Trump to a specific end date for special counsel Robert Mueller to submit his findings to the Department of Justice seems Mueller has reportedly been looking at whether Trump obstructed justice by trying to interfere with investigations into Russian contacts with his campaign.

The president’s legal team is considering telling Mr. Mueller that Mr. Trump would agree to a sit- down interview based on multiple considerations, including that the special counsel commit to a date for concluding at least the Trump -related portion of the investigation .

Donald Trump, Robert Mueller are posing for a picture: Left, President Donald Trump at the White House on Jan. 04, 2018. Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill in 2013. © Jabin Botsford—The Washington Post/Getty Images and Kevin Lamarque—Reuters Left, President Donald Trump at the White House on Jan. 04, 2018. Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill in 2013.

President Trump’s lawyers want the special counsel’s office to promise to end its investigation within two months after an interview with the president, adding another demand to tense negotiations that have dragged on for months.

“We got pretty close on the amount of time they would need to write a report, which roughly was about 60 days after they finished their investigation,” Trump’s lawyer Rudy Guiliani told TIME on Wednesday.

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The president’s legal team is considering telling Mr. Mueller that Mr. Trump would agree to a sit- down interview based on multiple considerations, including that the special counsel commit to a date for concluding at least the Trump -related portion of the investigation .

When Guiliani joined Trump’s legal team in April, he boldly predicted he could get the case resolved in a matter of weeks. Linking an interview with Trump to a specific end date for special counsel Robert Mueller to submit his findings to the Department of Justice seems to be an attempt to force things to a close. Once Mueller submits his report, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will then determine what to share with lawmakers and the public.

Talks have stalled in recent days over Trump’s insistence that Mueller disclose all authorizations he’s been given by the Department of Justice as well as documents about an FBI informant who collected information about the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016. At this point, those two requirements seem “insurmountable,” Guiliani said. “We’d have to see [those] before we would advise him on whether to testify or not.”

Giuliani Says He Might Have Recused Himself From Russia Probe Too

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President Trump 's legal team is looking to negotiate a deal in which Trump would agree to an interview if special counsel Robert Mueller commits to setting a deadline for his investigation into Russian election meddling, according to a report.

In this scenario, Trump would agree to a sit- down interview with the special counsel contingent upon Mueller 's commitment to end the portion of the investigation relating to Trump himself, the Journal reported.

Other topics under discussion are the length of an interview and whether it would be recorded. An audio recording would be “for everybody’s protection — theirs and ours,” Guiliani said.

Mueller has reportedly been looking at whether Trump obstructed justice by trying to interfere with investigations into Russian contacts with his campaign. Trump tweeted on June 4 that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself if he’s convicted of a crime, but Guiliani said Trump’s not going to take that step because he’s “done nothing wrong” and it could prompt Congress to impeach him.

“He’s not going to do it. He’s not going to pardon himself. Nor would any president pardon himself. It would leave him completely maligned in history, and it probably would lead to some kind of action by Congress,” he said. Trump’s better strategy is “to defend himself and prove he’s innocent,” Guiliani said.

Rudy Giuliani says Trump agrees it wouldn't be helpful to issue pardons before Mueller probe ends .
Giuliani suggested to the New York Daily News that once the "whole thing is over," there might be some presidential pardonsPresident Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid on Friday that he advised Mr. Trump not to issue any pardons until the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Giuliani said Mr. Trump agrees that issuing pardons ahead of its conclusion would not be helpful.

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