Former Mayor of New York and accomplished former prosecutor, Rudolph W. Giuliani, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe. Giuliani has been a longtime friend and ally of President Trump.
Giuliani spoke in an interview, “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller.”
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced Thursday that Giuliani is joining the team along with a couple other former federal prosecutors, Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin. They currently run a Florida-based law firm together.
Trump said in a statement “Rudy is great! He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country.”
Trump’s legal team has fought to recruit new members after multiple law firms turned the job down. Many citing various conflicts of interest in defending the President. Giuliani said he has been speaking with Trump for weeks about joining the group of legal advisers, notably having a half hour meeting with the president at Mar-a-Lago this week.
Giuliani spoke out against the idea that Trump ever intended to fire Mueller. He claimed the President never indicated he was considering such a move — knowing it to be “counterproductive.” Removing Mueller would further prolong the investigation, adding that “Bob is the best we can do”.
Trump supporters immediately praised the decision on Twitter:
— Cali007 (@CaliDeplorable) April 19, 2018
Word has it that Rudy Giuliani is in talks to join President Donald Trump’s personal legal team. Now this would be major. Giuliani is one of the toughest men on this planet. He takes no sh*t and has balls of steel.
— Joey M. (YourVoice™ America) (@JTM_YVA) April 19, 2018
Hell yea America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President @realDonaldTrump’s legal defense team. Let’s see the politically motivated FBI try to unconstitutionally raid or attack him. Not going to end well for Mueller and co if they do. #MAGA
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 19, 2018
Do you think Giuliani will help facilitate an end to the ‘witch hunt’??