Tag: Rudy Giuliani

Never-Ending Witch Hunt: Trump May Answer More Mueller Questions

Former New York City mayor and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani says the president may submit more answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Giuliani told Axios that the president’s attorneys were negotiating with Mueller’s team on whether or not they will submit more written answers.

The former New York City mayor said that after they provided the president’s written answers last month, the special counsel’s office asked, “Suppose we have a few things we want to go over?”

Giuliani said they came to an agreement with the Mueller team that after reviewing the president’s answers, prosecutors could “come back and show us what you need.”

As of right now, the special counsel’s office has “the right to submit more questions to us,” said Giuliani.  “We have the right to say yes or no.”

“We might agree…or we might not,” he said.

After submitting the original answers in November, Giuliani told Axios that the Mueller questionnaire “looked like a law school exam … one big long group of questions, that were multi-part questions.”

The Trump attorney also said that some of the original Mueller questions created “more issues…legally than others.” He also said some questions were “unnecessary” and contained “possible traps.”

Trump Attorney on Mueller: He’s Intimidating People to Tell “His Version” of Truth

Former New York City mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is continuing his public criticism of the special counsel, telling a radio host on Sunday that Robert Mueller is “intimidating” people to tell his version of the truth.

Fox News reports:

“This isn’t a search for the truth. It’s a witch hunt,” Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis in an interview with AM 970 in New York. “This is what is wrong with these special prosecutors and independent counsels. They think they are God.” Giuliani added: “They seem to want to prosecute people at any cost, including the cost of ethical behavior and the rights of people.” Giuliani accused Mueller of crossing boundaries for the purpose of “intimidating” Trump’s allies into saying “what he believes (is) his version of the truth,” in light of the surprise plea agreement Thursday with Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer.

Speaking about former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort, Giuliani says, “When you look at Mr. Manafort they’ve had him in solitary confinement… They have repeatedly questioned him. And they told him they don’t believe him and they want him to give certain forms of evidence that would implicate the president in things that Mr. Manafort says are untrue.”

The former New York City mayor described how Mueller’s team dragged Manafort to their offices “about 12 times” to question him. Each time, however, Manafort said he couldn’t tell prosecutors what they wanted to hear.

“There’s a point at which they’re sending a terrible signal. An ethical prosecutor would stop this and pursue some other line of inquiry with other people. After all, he’s just saying what everybody else has said. There’s no evidence that the president was involved in any sort of collusion about the election,” he said.

Giuliani hasn’t been one to hold back in his criticisms of Mueller.

Last week, after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress, Giuliani blasted the special counsel for timing the plea with the president’s trip to the G20 summit in Argentina.

“It is important to understand that documents that the Special Counsel’s Office is using to show that Cohen lied to Congress were voluntarily disclosed by the Trump Organization because there was nothing to hide. It is hardly coincidental that the Special Counsel once again files a charge just as the President is leaving for a meeting with world leaders at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Special Counsel did the very same thing as the President was leaving for a world summit in Helsinki. With regard to the hotel proposal in Moscow, the President has been completely open and transparent.”

 

Giuliani Blasts Mueller and Cohen in Scathing Statement

Former New York City mayor and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani didn’t mince words today, issuing a scathing statement after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate deal in Moscow.

“Michael Cohen is a liar. It’s no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress,” Giuliani said.

“He’s a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump Organization. It is important to understand that documents that the Special Counsel’s Office is using to show that Cohen lied to Congress were voluntarily disclosed by the Trump Organization because there was nothing to hide. It is hardly coincidental that the Special Counsel once again files a charge just as the President is leaving for a meeting with world leaders at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Special Counsel did the very same thing as the President was leaving for a world summit in Helsinki. With regard to the hotel proposal in Moscow, the President has been completely open and transparent.”

Giuliani’s statement comes after President Trump slammed Cohen earlier today as a “weak person” facing a “big prison sentence.”

“Michael Cohen is lying and he’s trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me,” he said.

This morning, Trump took to Twitter to blast the Special Counsel investigation as a “McCarthy-style witch hunt”, writing that Mueller wasn’t even looking at the crimes committed by Hillary and the Democrats.

 

Another Mueller Leak? Two of Trump’s Alleged Answers to Special Counsel Revealed

It seems the Mueller team leaks just keep coming.

Yesterday, we saw the strategic leak in The Guardian about former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort allegedly meeting with Julian Assange–which has quickly unraveled.

Today, two of President Trump’s alleged answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have leaked to none other than the Clinton News Network.

According to CNN, President Trump told Mueller that Roger Stone never discussed Wikileaks with him and that he was not told about the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Natalia Veselnitskaya (who–by the way–just happens to have connections to Fusion GPS, the firm that was hired by the DNC to create the infamous, unverified, salacious anti-Trump dossier).

Roger Stone told CNN, “I never discussed any of this with Donald Trump.  It’s one of the questions that Mr. Mueller wants the President to answer — one of the written questions. I’m highly confident that his answer will be that he knew nothing about it. We just never discussed it.”

Trump submitted his answers to Mueller’s questions last week, which all relate to “activities and episodes from before Trump’s election.” His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, cautioned that some of the Special Counsels inquiries could have been “traps.”

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

Giuliani Gives Insight Into Mueller Questions, Says No Evidence of Collusion

In a revealing interview with Axios, President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani gave insight into some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions and remained confident that they would find no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The President submitted his written answers to Mueller’s questions yesterday, and while reluctant to give specifics on the questions, Giuliani did concede that the Special Counsel asked about the following two topics: Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower and the Russian hacks during the campaign that followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 press conference in which he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

Giuliani said he doubts that Donald Trump Jr. would be indicted.  “I don’t see what for,” he said. “The meeting turned out to be a big bust. … It’s a very unattractive crime [for a prosecutor] when somebody meets with you and then you don’t do anything.”

One topic Mueller did not ask about was obstruction of justice.  “I can’t tell you he’s given up on obstruction,” said Giuliani.

“I don’t think he has any way to compel testimony on obstruction because the argument of executive privilege would be very, very strong. It all relates to a period of time after he was president. [A]ny question he has on obstruction, … [t]he president has given [the answers] in interviews, tweets. Other witnesses have given it to him. And the law definitely requires that if you’re going to subpoena a president, you have to show that you can’t get the information any place else,” he said.

According to Giuliani, the Mueller questionnaire “looked like a law school exam … one big long group of questions, that were multi-part questions.”

When if comes to collusion, Giuliani told Axios, “I don’t think they have any evidence of collusion of any kind. I think their obstruction case, as a legal matter, doesn’t exist.”

When asked if Mueller would subpoena the president, the attorney responded, “I think that he would not win a legal battle if he did that, and I think it would consume months.”

 

BREAKING: President Trump Submitted Answers to Mueller’s Questions

President Trump has submitted his answers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions.

ABC News reported that the President’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow released the following statement:

“The President today answered written questions submitted by The Special Counsel’s Office. The questions presented dealt with issues regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry. The President responded in writing,”

According to Fox News, Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani added,  “It has been our position from the outset that much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry. This remains our position today. The President has nonetheless provided unprecedented cooperation. The Special Counsel has been provided with more than 30 witnesses, 1.4 million pages of material, and now the President’s written responses to questions. It is time to bring this inquiry to a conclusion.”

Before leaving Washington D.C. for Mar-a-Lago in Florida for Thanksgiving, President Trump told reporters, “They’re all finished…. The lawyers have them. The written answers to the witch hunt that’s been going on forever. No collusion, no nothing. They’ve been finished. Finished them yesterday. The lawyers have them. I assume they’ll turn them in today or soon.”

Last week, Giuliani told the Washington Post that some of Mueller’s questions for the president appeared to be “possible traps” and “irrelevant.”

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

“Possible Traps” in Robert Mueller’s Written Questions for Trump?

According to President Trump’s attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions for the president appear to be “possible traps” and “irrelevant.”

The Washington Post reported that the president’s attorneys have been thoroughly reviewing over two dozen of Mueller’s questions for Trump, which all relate to “activities and episodes from before Trump’s election.”

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

The president spent more than 4 hours with his attorneys on Monday, and another hour and a half with them on Wednesday evening, according to Post sources.

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The President’s answers to Mueller’s questions could come as soon as today.

Yesterday, Trump blasted the Special Counsel in a series of tweets, calling the inner workings of the investigation “a total mess.”

He called Mueller’s team of investigators a “disgrace to our Nation,” and said they were “shouting at people” and “horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want.”

The President went on to accuse Mueller of protecting Hillary Clinton, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and FBI agent Peter Strzok. He also questioned why the FBI did not take the server from the DNC after it was hacked by Russia.