Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives prior to a press conference in New York, U.S. (Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg)

Giuliani Says Mueller Willing to Limit Scope of Trump Interview

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicated he is willing to narrow the scope of an interview with Trump from questions presented to Trump’s legal team in March.

Giuliani said he is aiming to wrap up negotiations over an interview before June 12, when Trump is planning to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The actual interview would take place some time afterward.

“That way we know after the 12th when he gets back from Singapore whether we can prepare for an interview of some kind or a fight on a subpoena,” Giuliani said in a telephone interview. “I’m hoping it is the first.”

Mueller’s team offered no assurances that the investigation would end shortly after a presidential interview, one of Giuliani’s demands. But Giuliani said he thinks that is the next step in negotiations.

“We are encouraged. They came back to us with a positive response and we will counter with a good, positive response from us,” Giuliani said. “This is the first time in two weeks things have looked a little more encouraging.”

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