THE WASHINGTON POST:
President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani switched gears Wednesday, saying that he would prefer the president grant an interview to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office and that a decision would be made within “the next couple weeks.”
“I guess I’d rather do the interview. It gets it over with it, it makes my client happy,” he said. “The safe course you hear every lawyer say is don’t do the interview, and that’s easy to say in the abstract. That’s much harder when you have a client who is the president of the United States and wants to be interviewed.”
Giuliani had expressed skepticism in recent days about an interview with the team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, telling the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that his decision would be no if a decision had to be made immediately. “If they said, you have to do it now, the answer would have to be no,” Giuliani told the Journal.
In Wednesday morning’s interview with The Washington Post, he said the president sometimes seesaws on whether he wants to do an interview. “There have been a few days where he says, ‘maybe you guys are right,’” Giuliani said, referring to his lawyers who have warned against an interview. “Then he goes right back to, ‘why shouldn’t I?’”