President Donald Trump's lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on Tuesday revealed that the president has discussed invoking his Fifth Amendment right against testifying in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
While speaking to NBC's Kristen Welker, Giuliani insisted that the president wanted him to do more interviews even though his recent media blitz has been criticized for damaging his client's case.
"The president is encouraging me to do more [interviews]," Giuliani insisted. "I try to keep them under control. I just did one on Sunday even though we had about four requests. You know, the president feels that the TV interviews have organized his supporters and those who understand the way in which he's being treated -- badly treated -- in this situation from the very beginning."
Giuliani went on to confirm that the president has discussed pleading the Fifth with his legal team, but said that he "doesn't want to" if it's not necessary.
Just got off the phone w/Giuliani who tells me of his tv interviews: “The president is encouraging me to do more of… https://t.co/OqBK4cwaem— Kristen Welker (@Kristen Welker) 1525787790.0
GIULIANI tells NBC's @kwelkernbc that Trump has told his legal team he "doesn't want to" plead the 5th. Which mea… https://t.co/SOMqxitBzx— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney) 1525790315.0