Giuliani Says ‘Over My Dead Body’ Will Trump Meet with Special Counsel Mueller

The payments weren’t a campaign contribution and therefore not illegal, Giuliani said on ABC.

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(Ben Brody and Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg News) Donald Trump won’t sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to answer more questions in his investigation into election interference, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, said Sunday.

“Over my dead body,” Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Giuliani, who at times has floated the possibility of a meeting in interviews over several months, didn’t answer directly when asked about a CNN report Friday that Mueller wants to interview Trump in his investigation of Russia influence in the 2016 campaign.

In a separate interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Giuliani was less definitive when asked whether it’s possible that Trump will talk to Mueller.

He cited an agreement with prosecutors allowing for a discussion about it after the president submitted written responses to questions last month.

“All I can tell you is the agreement contemplates our having discussions if there are any further follow-ups or questions, and there’s been no change in that agreement,” Giuliani said. “And when it’s concluded, we’ll tell you.”

While Trump submitted written answers to some questions, his legal team declined to answer those concerning whether the president sought to obstruct justice.

The lawyers said the answers cover only events before Trump became president and Russian-related topics.

Sunday’s appearances on were Giuliani’s first since one Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced on Dec. 12 to three years in prison for crimes that included hush-money payments to women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Cohen has repeatedly said Trump directed the payments, which the president has denied.

The payments weren’t a campaign contribution and therefore not illegal, Giuliani said on ABC.

He also called Cohen “a serial liar” with no evidence to back up what he’s saying.

In an interview with ABC that aired Dec. 14, Cohen said “there’s a substantial amount of information that they possess that corroborates the fact that I’m telling the truth.”

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