Giuliani: President Trump's team negotiating possible interview with Special Counsel
PORTSMOUTH (WGME) – President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told reporters his team is negotiating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, on a possible interview with the president.
Giuliani tried to clarify the president's recent tweets, saying he was just expressing his frustration, and does want the investigation to go forward.
“He has made it clear he wants it to run its course, but on the other hand he's a person with a First Amendment right to defend himself, First Amendment right to express his opinion,” Giuliani said. “As a president, it's more important to express his opinion."
Giuliani made the comments in New Hampshire, while endorsing a candidate.
He was in the Granite State to campaign for Eddie Edwards, one of five republican candidates running for New Hampshire's First Congressional District.
Giuliani mentioned how he met Edwards through his close friend Wayne Semprini and how Edwards grew on him quickly.
Edwards has lived in New Hampshire for more than 30 years. Giuliani mentioned how he is impressed with all his experience in the state, such as his roles in law enforcement and the United States Navy.
Giuliani says with Edwards’ support for the president, and his “live free or die” values of a conservative, he would be the perfect man for the job.
“He believes in low taxes, he believes in limited government,” Giuliani said. “He's a supporter of the “America First” agenda of President Trump. He believes that the trade and all the issues that affected America have to be straightened out so that we at least have a level playing field.”
In a statement from New Hampshire Democrats, the chair says in part:
"... The Giuliani endorsement is ultimately meaningless since neither Edwards nor his opponent Andy Sanborn will be able to beat the eventual democratic nominee in Congressional District 1."