President Trump’s legal team is becoming more and more convinced it should ignore questions by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News’ “Hannity” on Monday night, saying it’s “highly unlikely” the Trump team will meet again with prosecutors, Fox News informed.
Giuliani’s comments emphasized the newly combative tenor of Trump’s camp towards Mueller ahead of the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, scheduled to start Tuesday in a Virginia federal court.
“Given the revelations of the last three or four weeks, we’ve gone further away from the idea of answering any questions from them,” Giuliani told Sean Hannity. “We don’t think they have a legitimate investigation.”
Giuliani, who previously made claims that Mueller’s team may have been trying to “frame” Trump, also laughed off a New York Times report that prosecutors were looking at Trump’s tweets to build an obstruction-of-justice case against the President.
“I believe we’re coming towards the end,” Giuliani said of the Mueller probe. “And now they’re looking at his tweets. Obstruction of justice by tweet. I prosecuted obstruction of justice — if they’re going to do obstruction of justice by tweet, to impeach a president, God bless us.”
Earlier this month, documents released after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit showed that the FBI had relied on an unverified dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC in an application to surveil former Trump aide Carter Page before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.
In the FISA application and several renewal filings, the FBI also repeatedly assured the court that it believed a Yahoo! News article provided an independent basis for surveilling Page — even though the article turned out to have used Steele as its only source.
The revelations led Trump to blast the Russia investigation as an “illegal scam” and “witch hunt” motivated by politics.