Mr. Trump and his colleagues believe that the problems in New York pose a much greater challenge to the president than the investigations of Mr. Müller. You do not know what's coming out of Mr. Cohen's office, and it's not clear what the investigators are investigating. However, the fact that the authorities were able to persuade a federal judge to raid Mr Cohen's office and homes has led Mr Trump and his colleagues to believe that the government has evidence of misconduct by Mr Cohen
Mr Giuliani's appointment is addressed to someone who is a reliable, loyal replacement dog and an attacking dog on television. Mr. Giuliani is a former top official in the Department of Justice and served as a United States Attorney in Manhattan. But at the age of 73, he is no longer known as an office attorney and has been more active as a global adviser in recent years.
A person near Mr. Trump said that the Raskins will be the longer-term and more lasting additions to the team. Mr. Giuliani, on the other hand, comes as a short-term judge not only to appear on television, but also to see if he can use his decades-long relationship with Mr. Mueller to build a working relationship with the Special Adviser team. The relationship between the president's lawyers and Mr. Müller's team exploded after agents had attacked Mr. Cohen.
Mr. Giuliani's main focus will be on putting an end to Mr. Miller's investigation into whether Trump has obstructed justice and the links between his election campaign and Russia. As part of this effort, Mr Giuliani will take over the management of Mr Müller's office during an interview with Mr Trump. The President and his lawyers do not believe that Mr. Trump is truly legally exposed, but are wary of the interview.
At the same time, however, they have found that it is important for Mr. Miller to complete his investigation on time, and Mr. Trump will have to sit down for questioning. Mr. Giuliani plans to work with Mr. Mueller to ask Mr. Trump that both sides are comfortable.
The addition of Mr. Giuliani comes at a particularly turbulent time for the President. Last month, presidential attorney John Dowd quit the team after discovering that the president did not follow his advice. During the past month, Mr. Sekulov's team was led, who had to put together a new group of lawyers to deal with the problems in New York and another team to confront Mr. Müller.
At the same time, Mr. Müller has pressured Mr. Trump to sit down for an interview. The president, who initially said he was ready to answer Mr. Miller's questions under oath, was more skeptical of an interview following the raid on Mr. Cohen's office.
After Mr. Dowd left off, many well-known lawyers refused the opportunity to join the president's legal group. Some said that they did not believe that Mr. Trump was listening to them and that their companies did not want to be associated with the president. But after the crackdown on Mr. Cohen, many more lawyers are interested in working with Mr. Trump, according to the people who spoke on the subject. The lawyers believe that the government has exceeded its limits by executing a warrant at a law firm, alleging that the government has violated the lawyer's secret between Mr. Cohen and his client.
Mr. Trump negotiated the talks to connect Mr. Giuliani directly with his team with Mr. Giuliani, said a person close to the trial. Mr Trump had repeatedly offered Mr Giuliani the post of Attorney General during the transition, but Mr Giuliani refused because he wanted to become State Secretary
. Trump turned to Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, to become Attorney General, but publicly criticized Mr. Sessions for recovering from the Russian investigation. Mr. Trump has said Mr. Sessions should protect him from the investigation.
Some who are close to the president believe that in the coming months he might try to replace Mr. Sessions with Mr. Giuliani, although Mr. Giuliani would face up to a very difficult Senate confirmation hearing. When Mr Giuliani sought the job of Secretary of State, Trump consultants, including Presidential-in-Law's son-in-law Jared Kushner, expressed concern over his business dealings and made speeches to a shadowy Iranian opposition group that was on the foreign ministry's list of foreign terrorist organizations until 2012.
Mr. Giuliani is exempted from his law firm Greenberg Traurig while working for Mr. Trump. Three people close to the former mayor said Greenberg Traurig's lawyers were worried that Mr Giuliani would take on the new role. Many in the company already felt uncomfortable with Mr. Giuliani's work on the Trump campaign, his outspoken opinions, and his role in writing the President's first travel ban, which mainly concerned Muslim countries.
James B. Comey, F.B.I. Director Trump fired, is critical of Mr. Giuliani in his new book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership." (Mr. Giuliani was Mr. Comeys boss when Mr. Comey went to work for the United States law firm in Manhattan in 1987. "
" Giuliani's confidence was exciting, but there was an imperial style that encompassed the circle of people with whom something that I did not recognize was dangerous until much later: a leader needs the truth, but an emperor does not hear it consistently from his subordinates, "Mr. Comey wrote.
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