The press was wondering where Rudy Guiliani has been and offered plenty of conspiracy theories.
As usual, they were wrong. Rudy was simply cooking up a new plan to put Mueller in his rightful place and based on reports it is sure to work.
From Fox News:
President Trump’s legal team has told FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller that they want him to produce evidence that Trump has committed a crime before they agree for the president to be interviewed as part of Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Rudy Giuliani, the top lawyer on the legal team, told Fox News on Saturday he is asking Mueller for a “factual basis for the investigation” before it will consider allowing Trump to be interviewed by Mueller’s team.
Trump and his team have become increasingly frustrated with how long Mueller’s probe is taking to complete, and Trump in particular has taken a more aggressive stance toward Mueller since the Department of Justice criticized the FBI’s actions in 2016 in relation to the Hillary Clinton email probe.
The new demands by Trump’s legal team indicate that it is likely to take a more aggressive and combative stance toward Mueller going forward.
The New York Times, which first reported on the new demands, reported that Giuliani has acknowledged that Mueller is unlikely to agree to them, and also left open the possibility that Trump may still agree to be interviewed. Trump has repeatedly said he is keen to sit down with Mueller.
The president’s lawyers specifically want Mueller to explain how the Justice Department gave him the authority to investigation possible obstruction of justice in what was initially a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to the Times. They also want him to show that that the special counsel has exhausted every other investigative measure before requesting an interview with the president.
Correct it is called witch hunt overreach and it must end, now.