1. Rudy Giuliani, attorney for US President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters outside White House during sports fitness event.
UPSOUND: Giuliani: "By September 1st,the public should have an explanation of what (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller has. I really want that because I don't think he has much."
Guiliani: "I don't know what.. they can get rid of the Trump situation without Manafort (Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign manager). In fact, that may be the only way they can prosecute Manafort. The judge in that case, Ellis (T. S. Ellis III, judge in Manafort case), very harsh about not being authorised and they're only doing it to trap Trump. So, if Trump is cleared, then there'd be a lot more to the Manafort. Thank you."
(++reporter asks how Robert Mueller is meddling in the midterm elections++)
Giuliani: "He's not. Well, he will. If he doesn't file his report by September first, mid-September, he's clearly doing a Comey (former FBI Director James Comey)."
(++reporter asks if Trump will fire Mueller++)
Giuliani: "I don't think he's going to fire him. Mueller is creating his own problems."
(++reporter question, part inaudible during announcement, about Mueller's investigation going on past midterm elections++)
Giuliani: "Damn right they do. That may be a mistake. Maybe the American people have concluded that impeachment is not proper. They're going to do everything they can to say they aren't going to impeach him. Everybody in this town knows."
(++reporter asks Guiliani what he meant++):
"Meaning meddling in the election. Doing Hillary (former Democratic presidential candidate and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) in July. Doing Hillary again in late October. And then pulling back on the investigation. The weekend before the election? Horrible. You're going to get a report from (Dept. of Justice Inspector General Michael) Horowitz that will explain all that."
US President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday said Special Counsel Robert Mueller needs to turn in a report on his investigation into alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia by September or risk meddling with the midterm elections.
He pointed out that former FBI Director James Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton email investigation just before the 2016 election, calling it "horrible".
Giuliani spoke to reporters during a White House event on sports and fitness.