President Donald Trump told reporters last month that he “very easily” prepared his written responses to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s office. His lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, now tells a very different story.
“My lawyers aren’t working on that. I’m working on that. I write the answers. My lawyers don’t write answers. I write answers,” Trump said in November after submitting his written answers to Mueller. “I was asked a series of questions. I’ve answered them very easily.
President Trump on written questions from Robert Mueller: "My lawyers don't write answers. I write answers. I was asked a series of questions. I've answered them very easily." pic.twitter.com/bj00tjRe1x
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Giuliani had a completely different take on Trump’s response to the special counsel’s questions. “Answering those questions was a nightmare,” Giuliani told The Atlantic.
“It took him about three weeks to do what would normally take two days,” Giuliani added.
Giuliani also said that he doubted that Trump had committed any crimes. “I don’t think they have any evidence of collusion of any kind. I think their obstruction case, as a legal matter, doesn’t exist.”
At least five former Trump advisers, 26 Russians, three Russian companies, one California man and one London lawyer have been indicted by Mueller or pleaded guilty, according to Vox.