Rudy Giuliani Joins President Trump’s Legal Team “for the good of the Country”
Thursday, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 73 anni, said he was joining US President Donald Trump’s legal team to try to end Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe “for the good of the Country.”
“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,”
Mayor Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor and longtime Trump ally, said he formalized his decision, and had dinner with the President last week at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
He joins President Trump’s legal team with Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb, and told reporters he soon would take a leave from his New York-based law firm, Greenberg Traurig.
In a statement from Sekulow to Reuters, the lawyer quoted President Trump as saying: “Rudy is great. He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country.”
Mayor Giuliani once served as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the office that is currently overseeing an investigation into President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
In an interview Thursday, Mayor Giuliani declined to say whether President Trump had decided on whether to sit for an interview with Mr. Mueller’s investigators.
“It’s too early for me to say that,” Giuliani said.