Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team to help end the Mueller probe: report
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (left) and President Donald Trump (right). Image via Don Emmert/AFP.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post that he has joined President Donald Trump's legal team to help bring an end to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

"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,” the former mayor and prosecutor said of his decision to join Trump's Russia defense team.

Giuliani, who will soon join Trump's lawyers Jay Sekulow and Ty Cobb to work on the Russia matter, said he finalized the decision when visiting Mar-a-Lago last month. He told the Post he plans on taking leave soon from his firm, Greenberg Traurig.