Washington, May 7: US President Donald Trump is not obligated to testify for the ongoing Russian probe, his lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said on Sunday. Giuliani said Trump doesn’t “have to” comply with a subpoena if Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel who leads the investigation, were to issue one.
Giuliani said recent actions from Mueller’s office, including the unveiling of dozens of potential questions for Trump, persuaded him to think twice about an interview. Giuliani said fellow Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow agrees with his position. The Trump administration has been moving away in recent weeks from accepting to an interview with Mueller, after concerns that Trump may provide inaccurate or contradictory answers grew. Ty Cobb, a Trump lawyer who supported such an interview, signaled his retirement at the end of May. (IANS)