In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Sunday morning, Trump legal advisor Rudy Giuliani stated that the president should be allowed to know if an informant who was a part of his 2016 presidential campaign had any dirt on his staffers.
According to the Journal, the former New York City mayor made the case that he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are trying to get Trump in for an interview in order to catch him in a lie — compared to contrary information they already have in their possession from interviewees.
Giuliani asserted Trump would be “walking into a trap” unless federal prosecutors explain the role played by the suspected informant and if that person provided any “incriminating information” about Mr. Trump’s associates.
“What we intend to do is premise it on, ‘If you want an interview, we need an answer to this,’ ” Giuliani explained.
Trump himself has already demanded that investigators provide lawmakers with any and all info on the informant, writing on Twitter: “If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!”