It happened. Rudy Giuliani met up with special prosecutor Robert Mueller to discuss winding down the Russia investigation. The former New York City mayor believes that he has the clout and expertise to do what no one else could.
The pair met on Tuesday.
“What he said to me was: ‘There’s no magic dust. I might have a fresh perspective. I don’t have a magic wand,’” said Tony Carbonetti, a Giuliani adviser.
Most of their discussion revolved around a potential interview between President Trump and Mueller. Trump had seemed amenable to meeting before the line inquiry snaked around to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Cohen’s personal offices and home were raided by federal investigation.
Giuliani allegedly admitted that Trump isn’t really interested to meet with Mueller anymore, but that may change.
Mueller and Giuliani have known each other years.
“’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,” he said last week.
The Russia investigation should have ended a long time ago. What is Mueller searching for? It’s obvious that there was never any collusion. It’s been dragging on because the Democrats desperately want to find something to accuse Trump of. They want to topple the White House.
“Rudy Giuliani does not believe he’s a miracle worker,” Jon Sale, a Giuliani associate, said.
“Rudy knows that he doesn’t determine the outcome of cases… He knows that as well as he knows how to breathe. He knows you have credibility, which you can lose in an instant.”
Giuliani is good, but he is he good enough to combat Mueller? Mueller has mustered together a pretty strong legal team.
“Even if you bring in two, three or four lawyers, whoever it is, [Mueller has] a whole law firm with a stable of investigators,” said Annemarie McAvoy, a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor.