Well, look who’s back. Former NYC Mayor and long-time Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani has joined President Trump’s legal team. Additionally, Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin also join the Trump legal team.
Giuliani, who spoke to CNN on the phone soon after news broke about his role, was careful to praise Trump’s current legal team, but he said that sometimes it helps to bring on a fresh perspective.
Giuliani also noted that he has known Mueller for a long time. They worked together in the Justice Department as well as when Mueller was FBI director and Giuliani was New York’s mayor.
Giuliani said he is going to get a list from Mueller of what is needed to “comply” with the rest of the investigation as soon as he can, and depending on what is on the list, that compliance might go quickly, even as soon as “a couple of weeks.”
Giuliani pushed back on the idea that Trump ever had any intention of firing Mueller. He said the President never gave him any indication he was considering such a move because he knows it would be “counterproductive.” Dismissing Mueller would mean the investigation would take longer, Giuliani said, adding that “Bob is the best we can do” and saying he is fair.
Seth Abramson is unimpressed:
So Trump has just hired, as his new attorney, an almost certain witness in the Mueller probe. That means he will be paying money to, and sharing his own confidential testimony with, a fellow Mueller witness. This is both Obstruction and Witness Tampering. But hey, who’s counting? pic.twitter.com/vPvvEvWX47
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) April 19, 2018
Rudy Giuliani is qualified to give advice on federal criminal investigations. Not clear whether he’s able or inclined to give advice this client doesn’t like, though.
— IPleadTheFifthHat (@Popehat) April 19, 2018
Ryan Fournier approves on behalf of #MAGA
Hell yea America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President @realDonaldTrump’s legal defense team. Let’s see the politically motivated FBI try to unconstitutionally raid or attack him. Not going to end well for Mueller and co if they do. #MAGA
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 19, 2018
What say you?