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Giuliani To New York Times: Mueller To Wrap Up Obstruction Inquiry Of Trump By Sept. 1

May 20, 2018 - 5:01 pm

WASHINGTON (WCBS 880) -- Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, said Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to finish his investigation into obstruction of justice by the president by Sept. 1, according to a New York Times report.

The former mayor said Mueller’s office shared its timeline for the investigation into obstruction into the inquiry about Russian involvement in the 2016 election a couple of weeks ago, during negotiations about whether Trump himself would talk to investigators, the Times reported.

Giuliani said Sunday that waiting longer than Sept. 1 would risk improperly influencing voters when the midterm elections come around in November, the Times reported.

A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment to the Times.

This past Thursday marked one year since Mueller was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department's investigation into possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

The 12 months since have yielded a flurry of criminal indictments and guilty pleas, tense court appearances, angry tweets from the president and speculation over what the ever-taciturn Mueller already knows and what he'll investigate next.

Trump commemorated the one-year anniversary on Twitter Thursday morning, tweeting "Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest witch hunt in American history..."