Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has
joined President Donald Trump's legal team
dealing with the ongoing investigation by
special counsel Robert Mueller.
"I'm doing it because I hope we can
negotiate an end to this for the good of the
country and because I have high regard for
the president and for Bob Mueller," Giuliani
told The Washington Post on Thursday,
referring to the probe into Russian
interference in the 2016 election.
Trump has had notable difficulties in
recruiting new lawyers since the resignation
of John Dowd last month.
"Rudy is great. He has been my friend for
a long time and wants to get this matter
quickly resolved for the good of the
country," Trump's personal lawyer Jay
Sekulow quoted the president as saying.
Giuliani told The Post that he would work
alongside Trump's current attorneys, Jay
Sekulow and Ty Cobb, who are focusing on the
federal investigation into Russian
interference in the 2016 presidential
election. He also said he will soon take a
leave of absence from his law firm,
Before Giuliani's political career, the
73-year-old former Republican presidential
candidate served as the U.S. Associate
Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the
Southern District of New York.