Former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani has joined President Trump’s personal legal team that is aiding Mr. Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates, CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed.
CBS Sekulow said in a statement that the president welcomed the news, and quoted him, saying, “‘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.'”
Sekulow added that he has worked with Giuliani for many years and the team welcomes his expertise. He also announced the addition of two other attorneys, Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin, both former federal prosecutors.
“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,” Giuliani told the Washington Post, which first reported he is joining Mr. Trump’s legal team.
In 2016, Giuliani appeared to be vying for the job that now belongs to Jeff Sessions — attorney general. In November 2016, Giuliani told CNN, “there’s probably nobody that knows the Justice Department better than me.” (I always said Giuliani would make a great AG)
.@Judgenap: "That's the type of person the president's legal team has been in desperate need of. Rudy Giuliani is a tiger, a human being that will cause the Mueller people and the people investigating Cohen to stand up and take notice and treat with great respect." pic.twitter.com/0rFnv4rZYR
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