Giuliani says it’s time to end Russia investigation
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.