Giuliani: My Call to End Mueller Probe Was Just for Show

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday said he was just posturing last week when he urged Justice Department officials to shut down the ongoing Russia investigation. Days after declaring on Fox News that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should “redeem themselves” by terminating the investigation, Giuliani told Politico he made the comments simply because “That’s what I’m supposed to do.” “What am I supposed to say? That they should investigate him forever? Sorry, I’m not a sucker,” he said. The former New York City mayor has frequently stirred controversy with his public comments on Trump and the Russia investigation, at one point even revealing that the president knew about a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels that he’d publicly claimed to have no knowledge about. Giuliani also said he and Trump’s other lawyers were “pretty close” to coming to an agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on the terms for an interview with the president. “I hope maybe before the Fourth [of July]. That might be safer,” he said.