Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Won’t Answer Any More Questions From Mueller In Russia Investigation: Giuliani

Trump Won’t Answer Any More Questions From Mueller In Russia Investigation: Giuliani

Earlier on Friday, Giuliani sounded a little less confident, requesting that the Trump administration get the opportunity to "correct" the final Mueller report: "As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you - so we can correct it if they're wrong".

There has been no communication between either the special counsel or the president's legal team since before Christmas, Mr. Giuliani told Reuters. But the president's activities before and after Comey's firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russian Federation investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said. "At the time, the special counsel had been digging into Manafort's finances and political work ahead of his trial".

We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report.

But while Trump has slammed the probe as baseless, it has issued dozens of indictments and steadily chalked up convictions of some of the president's close associates - including his former personal lawyer, his ex-campaign chief and his former national security advisor.

Giuliani said the ball was now in the special counsel's court.

The special counsel's team is investigating whether Russian Federation and the Trump campaign colluded during the 2016 presidential election and any obstruction of justice claims.

One aspect of that investigation - whether Trump's firing of Comey represented obstruction of justice - has been previously reported.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday that Cohen will testify before that panel february 7, a little more than a month after the Democrats took the House majority.

Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to investigate the Russian interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. You can give it to anyone. "Campaigns leak polling data all the time", Giuliani said, before decrying the focus on the investigation as a "joke" and "total mockery" that "only happens because 75 percent of the press hates Trump".

The investigation - a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe - was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the Times said, citing anonymous sources. Now the conversation is about what Manafort did WHILE he was serving as the top official of Trump's campaign.

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