President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who previously said the President “might agree” to provide additional written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller, has now changed his rhetoric, saying that would only be possible “over his dead body.”
Asked by Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton whether he expected President Trump “to have to answer more questions in writing”, Giuliani said on Thursday that would never happen.
“I think I announced about 10 days ago ‘over my dead body’ and I’m not dead yet,” Giuliani said, referencing his comments on “Fox News Sunday” earlier this month. “[President Trump’s] not answering any more questions from these people — they are outrageous activity … we did enough.”
The Hill writes that Giuliani said in a “Fox News” interview on December 16 President Trump would not provide any more written answers to Mueller, only to soften his stance a few days later. In an Axios interview two days later, he said Trump’s lawyers “might agree” to additional questions from Mueller’s team.
“Or we might not,” he added immediately after.
In November, President Trump’s legal team announced that he had submitted written answers to questions from the special counsel related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump’s lawyer also noted Thursday that he expected Mueller’s Russia investigation, which has so far seen 33 indictments or guilty pleas, to end soon, saying “we definitely should be completely finalized.”
“The whole reason why it began: collusion — they’ve investigated that exhaustively,” he told Hill.TV.