Trump could take the 5th Amendment or not comply with subpoena to testify: Rudy Giuliani

Trump could decline to answer questions, citing the Fifth Amendment, he said.

President Trump said on Friday he would "love to speak" to Mueller but would only do it on the condition he is "treated fairly."

But the president's lawyer also suggested he is cautious about having Trump sit down with Mueller. "Not after the way they've acted," Giuliani said of the special counsel's team. "I came into this case with a desire to [have the president talk to Mueller] and they just keep convincing me not to do it."

Giuliani went on to suggest that the special counsel's team leaked to The New York Times questions that Mueller wants to ask Trump.

"Let me just stop you right there," Stephanopoulos said, noting that the questions were written by a Trump lawyer after a meeting with Mueller and his team. "It wasn’t something leaked by Mueller," Stephanopoulos said.

Giuliani responded, "It wasn’t something leaked by us, I know that."

But, he added that it's possible the questions were given to the Times by someone formerly associated with the president.

"Could it have been somebody formerly on our side? Could it have been somebody formerly on theirs? I don’t know," Giuliani said.

Giuliani also told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that he expects Trump's former, longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to cooperate with the Mueller investigation.

But Giuliani suggested he has no concerns about anything Cohen could say.

"Michael Cohen doesn’t have any incriminating evidence on the president or himself," Giuliani said. "He's an honest, honorable lawyer."

Giuliani, who joined Trump's legal team about two weeks ago, got off to what seemed like a rocky start with the president.

The longtime Trump ally made waves when he told Fox's Sean Hannity in an interview Wednesday night that "[Trump] fired [former FBI Director James] Comey because Comey would not, among to other things, say that he wasn't a target of the investigation."

"He's entitled to that... So he fired him. And then he said, 'I'm free of (these) guys,'" Giuliani said to Hannity.

Trump appeared to push back on Giuliani's statement Friday, telling reporters "Rudy is great guy but he just started a day ago."

"He’s working hard learning the subject matter...he’ll get his facts straight, he’s a great guy," Trump said.

President Trump said Friday that he fired Comey because of reasons laid out in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo which was critical of Comey's handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Mueller has expressed interest in asking the president about the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing.

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