FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S "HANNITY" - MANDATORY COURTESY, 24 HOUR USE, NO MORE THAN 60 SECONDS
New York - 8 August 2018
1. Various of Rudy Giuliani on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" show
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rudy Giuliani, Lawyer for President Donald Trump:
"We offered him an opportunity to do a form of questioning. He can say yes or no. We can do it. If he doesn't want to do it, he knows the answers to every question that he wants to ask. He's going to ask him, 'Did you tell (James) Comey to go easy on (Michael) Flynn?' The president is going to say, 'No, I didn't.' Hey, Bob, you know it. Why do you want to get him under oath? You think we're fools? You want to get him under oath 'cause you want to trap him into perjury."
Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Mueller "knows the answers to every question that he wants to ask" Trump and speculated that the special counsel wants to "trap him into perjury."
Giuliani made his comments on Fox News Channel's Hannity show.
Trump's lawyers say they have responded to the latest proposal from special counsel Robert Mueller, part of a months-long negotiation process over whether and how investigators can question the president on possible obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation.
The two sides have gone back and forth over the scope and conditions of an interview as Mueller looks to understand whether the president acted with a criminal intent to stymie the investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Russia.
Mueller's team has put forward dozens of potential questions for the president, including about his firing of FBI Director James Comey last year and his public antagonism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia investigation against the president's wishes.
Though he's publicly railed against the Russia investigation, including earlier this week, Trump has said he's willing to be questioned. His lawyers have been far more hesitant and have challenged the right of investigators to interview Trump about actions they say he is authorized under the Constitution to take, such as firing an FBI director.
Giuliani declined to go into detail during his appearance Wednesday night on "Hannity." He said Trump's team had offered Mueller "an opportunity to do a form of questioning."
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