Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and attorney to President Trump, said Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be finished with the Russia investigation as early as Sept. 1.
Giuliani said the timing depends on whether Trump will be questioned. (RELATED: Clapper: It’s ‘A Good Thing’ FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign)
“You don’t want another repeat of the 2016 election where you get contrary reports at the end and you don’t know how it affected the election,” Giuliani told The New York Times.
The former New York City mayor also said that an interview with the special counsel would be a distraction from the president’s scheduled meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Giuliani said last week Mueller would follow DOJ protocol from the Clinton era not to indict a sitting president, and therefore he would not indict Trump. (RELATED:Rudy Giuliani Claims That Mueller’s Team Admitted That They Cannot Indict Trump)
Last week was the one-year anniversary of the Mueller probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a report in March — after its own investigation into Trump-Russia ties — saying they found no collusion between the president and Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. (RELATED: In 150-Page Report, House Intel Republicans Find No Evidence Of Collusion)
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