McCarthy: Giuliani Understands Mueller Probe 'Has Always Been About Impeachment'

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Rudy Giuliani told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that he has "zero" concerns about Cohen, who once described himself as "the guy who would take a bullet" for Trump.

Rudy Giuliani said he wants Special Counsel Robert Mueller to produce evidence that President Trump has committed a crime before they agree on the president being interviewed.

He also professed to be untroubled by either the prospect of Trump being served with a subpoena to appear before the inquiry, or by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, flipping and handing over all his information to Mueller.

Giuliani said, "If the president says, 'I fired him for the good of the United States, '" it was justification enough.

While he wouldn't tell Stephanopoulos if he would cooperate with prosecutors, he also didn't dampen such speculation, taking issue with some of Trump's criticisms of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation and even going out of his way to praise the FBI.

"As long as he tells the truth", said Mr. Giuliani, "We're home free".

"He wants to testify", said the former New York City mayor. There is no indication when the Mueller probe might end and his team has not publicly responded to Trump's frequent attacks on it, claiming it is biased against him.

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Mr. Trump has denied any collusion and obstructing justice, deriding the probe as a "witch hunt".

Davis was referring to Giuliani's appearance on ABC.

The new statement from Mr. Trump's lawyer, repeated on three Sunday news shows and in an interview with the New York Times, suggests prospects are receding for a sit-down between the president and Mr. Mueller.

"I have advised the president, which he understands: no discussion of pardons", Giuliani said. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has said he is investigating whether Strzok's bias may have influenced the launch of the Russian Federation probe.

He called it "the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen", taking his cue from the president. He also signaled a willingness to cooperate with federal prosecutors, even if what he tells them or special counsel Robert Mueller, could imperil the president.

Giuliani acknowledged the White House not agreeing to an interview with a member of Trump's staff was new, given that other key staffers, including Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, have spoken with investigators.

The former NY mayor said on NBC that it's "great" if Cohen wants to cooperate with investigators because "we've been through all the records" and "he has no evidence of, nor was he involved in, anything untoward with the president".

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