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Interview with Rudy Giuliani: Mueller investigation could hurt international negotiations

(Sinclair Broadcast Group)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - President Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore.

North Korea has recently stepped up its rhetoric against South Korea and, in some cases the United States. There is concern that the summit may not actually happen.

It is vital to our country that the president is not unnecessarily distracted as he pushes North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

I spoke with President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani about how the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is impacting the president and his negotiations with adversaries like North Korea.

BORIS: How is this impacting him personally?

GIULIANI: Thank god for the country it isn’t. You know he is the most focused human being I know. He can put it out of his mind. The tweeting actually helps because he gets it off his chest and he gets out a lot of good messages that way. So i would say here’s the way it’s impacting us - It’s hurting the country. It’s hurting the country in negotiations. People may think he’s vulnerable overseas, who don’t realize how strong he is. Kim Jong Un maybe he’s trying to back off the talks now. I think he’s not really. I think he’s trying to negotiate for something in advance.

BORIS: It seems like gamesmanship?

GIULIANI: Yeah. I think once he meets the president, the president is going to overwhelm him. There is no comparison in the powerful nature of the two countries and men. Leading up to it, he thinks he sees a weakened president. Now he has to be shown he isn’t weak but why should the United States undergo this if it isn’t necessary.

Here is the bottom line: according to Rudy Giuliani, President Trump is not distracted by the Mueller investigation. However, Giuliani does say the investigation is hurting our country’s strength in international negotiations.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

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