Rudy Giuliani joins Trump legal team, hopes to end Russia probe in ‘a week or two’

Rudy Giuliani joins Trump legal team, hopes to end Russia probe in ‘a week or two’

Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that he will join President Trump’s legal team and hopes to bring an end to the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling in “a week or two.”

“I’m going to join the legal team to try to bring this to a resolution,” Giuliani told The Post.

“The country deserves it. I’ve got great admiration for President Trump.

“I’ve had a long relationship with Bob Mueller. I have great respect for him. He’s done a good job.”

Giuliani, a former US Attorney, served as New York City’s mayor when Mueller was the FBI director.

“I don’t know yet what’s outstanding. But I don’t think it’s going to take more than a week or two to get a resolution. They’re almost there.

“I’m going to ask Mueller, ‘What do you need to wrap it up?’” he said.

The president’s effort to beef up his team following the resignation of John Dowd was slowed because of rapidly moving events abroad, including the Syrian civil war and negotiations with North Korea, according to The Daily Beast.

Giuliani is a staunch ally and frequent defender of the president, whom he has known for decades.

“What I did for New York City, Donald Trump will do for America,” the former mayor said at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in the summer of 2016.

“I have known Donald Trump for almost 30 years. And he has created and accomplished great things. But beyond that this is a man with a big heart. Every time New York City suffered a tragedy, Donald Trump was there to help.”

Giuliani will work with lawyers Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow.

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BREAKING: Trump Hires Giuliani For Top Position

President Trump continually shocks the media, his supporters and his critics with personnel changes to his impressive roster, but today’s big news might just take the proverbial cake.

It’s now confirmed that the President has recruited none other than who we know as “America’s mayor,” – Rudy Giuliani.

Fox News reports:

Former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team, Fox News confirmed on Thursday.

Giuliani, who has been close friends with Trump for years and reportedly was under consideration for a cabinet post, told The Washington Post that he joined the team with the intent of bringing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe to a conclusion.

“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,” Giuliani told the outlet.

Mueller, Giuliani told The Post, should be left to complete his investigation. “My advice on Mueller has been this: He should be allowed to do his job, he’s entitled to do his job.”

Before he was the mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, Giuliani served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 to 1999.

“The President said, ‘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 lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement.

“I have had the privilege of working with Mayor Giuliani for many years, and we welcome his expertise,” Sekulow added. “Mayor Giuliani expressed his deep appreciation to the President for allowing him to assist in this important matter. In a statement, Mayor Giuliani said, ‘It is an honor to be a part of such an important legal team, and I look forward to not only working with the President but with Jay, Ty, and their colleagues.’”

Giuliani made the decision to join Trump’s legal team in the past few days following a dinner with the president ealier this month at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, the Post reported.

The former mayor, a vocal advocate for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, was reportedly being considered for secretary of state following Trump’s victory. Giuliani, at the time, said he wasn’t interested in becoming Trump’s attorney general. Ultimately, the president picked Rex Tillerson for the State Department and Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

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Rudy Giuliani Joining Trump’s Legal Team ‘For the Good of the Country’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s personal legal team to help with Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s probe into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

News that the two had been discussing a role was first reported by The Daily Beast earlier in the day.

Though talks had been ongoing, a formal announcement was delayed by a slew of foreign policy matters that took over much of the president’s time and agenda. A source familiar with the arrangement said that Trump had been preoccupied by North Korea and Syria, which limited his availability to speak with potential new members of his legal team.

Giuliani told the Post that he was joining the team “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.”

In a statement, the president said: “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.”

And Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow added: “I have had the privilege of working with Mayor Giuliani for many years, and we welcome his expertise. Mayor Giuliani expressed his deep appreciation to the President for allowing him to assist in this important matter.” Sekulow additionally announced the hiring of Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin—both former federal prosecutors—to join the president’s legal team.

Trump has had notable difficulties in recruiting new lawyers. And in the former New York City Mayor, he has brought on board a close ally with strong roots in the legal world.

Giuliani served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York during the 1980s. But his past several decades have been spent predominantly in politics. During the 2016 election, Giuliani campaigned with Trump and gave an impassioned speech in favor of Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

“What I did for New York City, Donald Trump will do for America,” he said at the convention. “I have known Donald Trump for almost 30 years. And he has created and accomplished great things. But beyond that this is a man with a big heart. Every time New York City suffered a tragedy, Donald Trump was there to help.”

After Trump’s victory, however, Giuliani wasn’t selected for any cabinet post, leaving him on the outside of an administration he’d helped elect. Axios reported last summer that Trump had considered replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Giuliani. But that too never happened.

The former mayor has largely stayed out of public view since then and has said little, if anything, about the Mueller-led investigation.

Giuliani previously represented Reza Zarrab, a Turkish businessman charged with participating in a scheme to evade American sanctions on Iran. Zarrab testified in federal court last November that two of his lawyers––presumably Giuliani and Michael Mukasey––tried to negotiate his release through a prisoner swap with Turkey. A federal judge called one of Giuliani’s affidavitsabout Zarrab’s alleged crimes “surprisingly disingenuous.”

Giuliani is not the only Trump campaign alum with Turkey ties. Former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, also cultivated close links with the country.

This isn’t the first time Giuliani has found himself enmeshed in the president’s legal troubles. After Trump announced his first travel ban—restricting immigration from several, predominantly Muslim, countries— Giuliani bragged to Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro that he came up with the idea for it.

“When he first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban,’” Giuliani told the host. “He called me up, he said ‘put a commission together, show me the right way to do it legally.’ I put a commission together.”

That quote was referenced frequently by litigants who sued to block the ban as evidence it was motivated by anti-Muslim animus rather than national security concerns. Giuliani later walked back the statement.

—This story has been updated since first publication.

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