Giuliani Says He Now Thinks Trump Should Sit for an Interview with Mueller Even Though 'Truth Is Relative'
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday suggested a new approach to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, telling the Washington Post he’s rather his client “do the interview” despite the fact that “truth is relative.”
“I guess I’d rather do the interview,” Giuliani said. “It gets it over with it, it makes my client happy. The safe course you hear every lawyer say is don’t do the interview, and that’s easy to say in the abstract. That’s much harder when you have a client who is the president of the United States and wants to be interviewed.”
Giuliani also told the Post the reason Trump’s lawyers are concerned about a sit-down with Mueller is because the “truth is relative.”
“They may have a different version of the truth than we do,” Giuliani said, according to the Washington Post.
Giuliani—who earlier this week said Mueller told him he’s aiming to finish the investigation by September 1 (a claim one U.S. official familiar with the case said was “made up”)—also told the Post that Trump does not have any immediate plans to fire Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein or Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“I don’t think he is going to make changes. I wouldn’t advise it,” Giuliani said. “Before I was his lawyer, more of his political adviser, we might talk about it.”