Giuliani says Mueller can only interview Trump if he first shows evidence Trump committed a crime

Rudy Giuliani
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller must prove he has obtained evidence that President Trump has committed a crime before the president will agree to an interview for the Russian election meddling probe, the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told The New York Times in a report published Friday.

"If they can come to us and show us the basis and that it's legitimate and that they have uncovered something, we can go from there and assess their objectivity," Giuliani said. He indicated it is increasingly unlikely, though not impossible, Trump will volunteer to be interviewed. Mueller's office, which could attempt to subpoena Trump to compel an interview, declined to comment on the subject.

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