Rudy Giuliani meets with Robert Mueller to negotiate Trump interview
- Author: Joey Payne Apr 27, 2018,
Apr 27, 2018, 5:17
"They're looking at something to do with his business".
Almost all GOP senators say Trump shouldn't fire Mueller.
Trump has criticized the performances of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but said last week he has not moved to dismiss either. Trump's called Comey a "slimeball" and accused him of improperly leaking information.
Comey said he stands by his memos of encounters with Trump, whom he has called "morally unfit" to be president.
Comey writes that the president told him directly that 'he hadn't stayed overnight in Russian Federation during the Miss Universe trip, ' so the unverified incident couldn't have happened. Page was also on Mueller's team for a short time before returning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but she completed her detail before the special counsel's office was made aware of the texts.
"I'm doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller", Giuliani said. "And he does these memos and then goes on Fake News CNN", Trump complained.
Trump said that he tries to "stay away from" intervening in the Department of Justice, before adding, "But at some point I won't".
Despite a cosy welcome from the three hosts - regular cheerleaders for the Republican president - the interview nearly immediately took an awkward turn when Trump was asked about his gift for his wife.
Flight records and social media posts from that week indicate that Trump did spend at least one night in Russian Federation.
"I get along with Kanye", Trump said. Trump patted himself on the back for taking the relationship from "very nasty, with Little Rocket Men and My Button's Bigger Than Hit Button" to the upcoming meeting. "I haven't given up anything!"
While campaign finance groups have questioned whether the money came from election funds, Trump said they did not.
The president said that Fox News Channel, packed with friendly commentators, could be tough on him. "I watched last night".
Lawyers for Trump and Cohen have argued that numerous records seized are covered by attorney-client privilege and they want the judge to restrict how much of the information prosecutors are able to review. "They're as bad as CNN", he continued.
Trump responded: "Because of the fact that they have this witch hunt going on with people in the Justice Department that shouldn't be there..." "You would think these guys would treat me great!" It keeps you on the ball.
Asked about FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page - whose anti-Trump text messages have been seized upon by Republicans - Comey said he would have "removed both of them from any contact with significant investigations" had he been aware of the texts.