Trump legal group drafting letter about 'reluctance' to answer obstruction queries: report
Rudy Giuliani, the leading lawyer on President Trump&rsquos legal team, mentioned on Monday that they hope to send special counsel Robert Mueller a letter that would largely turn down a meeting that would incorporate &ldquoany concerns about obstruction.&rdquo
Giuliani, in an interview with The Washington Post, said the legal team is crafting the letter and hope to send it in the next handful of days. He told the paper the letter is not intended to decline Mueller&rsquos request, rather he hopes to &ldquocontinue the negotiations.&rdquo
Talks amongst Trump&rsquos lawyers and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election have restarted in recent days, and it is not clear a deal will be struck, The Associated Press reported. Trump has publicly expressed a want to be interviewed, but his lawyers have repeatedly objected to the investigators&rsquo proposals.
Trump attorneys say each sides have exchanged proposals for conditions for such a Trump interview.
The negotiations come amid a backdrop of Trump&rsquos escalating attacks on the probe, like his blunt declaration that his attorney basic ought to terminate &ldquoright now&rdquo the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the unique counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed the trial, just underway, of his former campaign chairman by the specific counsel&rsquos group.
&ldquoThe president nonetheless hasn&rsquot created a selection, and we&rsquore not going to make a final decision just yet,&rdquo Giuliani told the paper.
Sebastian Gorka, a Fox News national safety strategist, told &lsquoHannity&rsquo that there is &ldquozero proof&rdquo connecting the president to Russia.
&ldquoAnd I&rsquom going to say now on the record, they will never ever locate any because there isn&rsquot any,&rdquo he said.
The Related Press contributed to this report
Published at Tue, 07 Aug 2018 08:21:00 +0000