Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined President Trump’s legal team, it was announced today. The goal, according to Giuliani, is to attempt to bring to an end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said.
An attorney for President Trump, Jay Sekulow, said today that Giuliani will be joining the President’s legal team along with two other prosecutors: Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin, a couple that jointly runs a Florida-based law firm.
Giuliani has been speaking with the President for weeks about joining his legal team. He said he would be working in conjunction with current members, Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb. Giuliani is a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“Rudy is great,” President Trump said in a statement issued by Sekulow. “He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country.”
The decision to join the President’s legal team was finalized last week over dinner at the President’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.
Giuliani declined to comment on whether the President has made a final decision on whether to sit for a face-to-face interview with Mueller. The President has been debating the matter for weeks. He is said to be leaning away from the idea ever since his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, had his office and his hotel room raided by FBI agents working off of a referral by Mueller, last week.
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