Gi­u­liani says it’s time to end Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The New Zealand Herald - - World -

Don­ald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Gi­u­liani is urg­ing spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s team to wrap up its in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the eve of the probe’s one-year an­niver­sary.

Gi­u­liani told Fox News that Mueller “has all the facts to make a de­ci­sion” af­ter 12 months in­ves­ti­gat­ing Rus­sian meddling in the elec­tion and pos­si­ble col­lu­sion with Trump’s cam­paign.

“It’s been a year. He’s got­ten 1.4 mil­lion doc­u­ments, he’s in­ter­viewed 28 wit­nesses. And he has noth­ing, which is why he wants to bring the Pres­i­dent into an in­ter­view.” he said. “It’s about time to say enough. We’ve tor­tured this Pres­i­dent enough,” he added, de­scrib­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion as be­ing “like a big weight” on the Pres­i­dent’s back.

Gi­u­liani’s team has been weigh­ing whether to al­low Trump to sit for an in­ter­view with Mueller.

So far, the spe­cial coun­sel’s of­fice has charged 19 peo­ple — in­clud­ing four Trump cam­paign ad­vis­ers — and three Rus­sian com­pa­nies.

Gi­u­liani said all cam­paigns look for dirt on their op­po­nents, re­gard­less of the source. “And even if it comes from a Rus­sian, or a Ger­man, or an Amer­i­can, it doesn’t mat­ter. And they never used it, is the main thing. They never used it. They re­jected it. If there was col­lu­sion with the Rus­sians, they would have used it,” he said.

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