Giuliani Says Trump Would Not Have to Comply With Mueller Subpoena – The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Rudolph W. Giuliani, who recently joined President Trump’s legal team, said on Sunday that Mr. Trump would not have to cooperate with a subpoena if one were issued by the special counsel investigating Russian interference into the presidential election, adding that the president could invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
“We don’t have to” comply, Mr. Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “He’s the President of the United States. We can assert the same privileges other presidents have.”
Mr. Giuliani, who was hired by Mr. Trump to help manage communication between the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and the White House, met with the special counsel’s office late last month shortly after being hired. He said that he and Jay Sekulow, another lawyer for Mr. Trump, were in agreement that the president should avoid speaking with Mr. Mueller.