Did Trump ever want to sit down with Mueller?

Rudy Giuliani Donald Trump and Robert Mueller

USA special counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge to block Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, from arguing at his trial in September that prosecutors are selectively targeting him for vindictive reasons.

"How you could expect us to just walk up our client like a lamb going to the slaughter? That's something you can decide down the road, one way or the other", Giuliani said.

Mueller has already filed at least 23 indictments as part of the special counsel probe and five defendants have pleaded guilty, although none of the indictments directly involve wrongdoing by President Trump. Giuliani told NBC's Meet The Press.

Vanity Fair has described Cohen's hiring of Lanny Davis as another move toward Cohen turning evidence against Trump to remain free, noting that the new rumors are of a crowdfunding account coming soon to cover his legal fees.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani returned from a brief absence from the spotlight Sunday, appearing on three different shows to comment on the Russian Federation investigation.

On CNN's "State of the Union", host Dana Bash asked if Giuliani was going back on his past comments that he didn't think Cohen would "flip" on Trump.

Trump faces ‘carnival of protest’ on trip to Britain
The US ambassador in London told reporters Friday that Trump was "aware" of the planned protests but "is not avoiding anything". He will then go to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle, the family home of British kings and queens for nearly 1,000 years.

According to NPR, Guiliani said in an interview that Cohen should cooperate with prosecutors, and that "as long as he tells the truth" there would be no negative effect for Trump.

"If he wants to cooperate I think it's great", he said.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating Cohen's business practices, as is Mueller's team. As CNN has previously reported, his enthusiasm dipped after the raid on the home, office, and hotel room of his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

Rudy Giuliani told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that he has "zero" concerns about Cohen, who once described himself as "the guy who would take a bullet" for Trump.

Giuliani said he was not concerned by the interview. "The president did nothing wrong with him".

Giuliani also said on ABC that he has counseled the president against granting a pardon to Cohen if such a scenario arose. "We wouldn't be lawyers if we would do that", Giuliani said on ABC's "This Week". But he seemed not to rule out that the president might change his mind.

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