President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that if the President sits down for questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump will say he never discussed easing up on a probe of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn with former FBI Director James Comey.
“There was no conversation about Michael Flynn. The President didn’t find out that Comey believed there was until about, I think, it was February when it supposedly took place. Memo came out in May. And in between, Comey testified under oath, in no way had he been obstructed at any time,” Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper.
“Then all of the sudden in May he says he felt obstructed. He felt pressured by that comment, ‘you should go easy on Flynn.’ So we maintain the President didn’t say that.”
The Hill reports:
“There are people who argue that he could never obstruct justice. I think that’s too far-fetched an argument and we don’t have to make it,” Giuliani said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Giuliani said it would take some sort of extreme action for Trump to obstruct justice such as, if “say the president put a gun to a person’s head” in an investigation. “I think now our argument is that when he exercises his power as president … then it becomes really really questionable if it becomes obstruction of justice,” Giuliani said.
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