State Department says Giuliani doesn't speak for USA on foreign policy

State Department says Giuliani doesn't speak for USA on foreign policy

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani pushed back on reports that his boss is growing exhausted of his media tear, telling NBC News on Tuesday that the president was actually encouraging him to do more TV hits in the coming days.

"We all feel pretty good that we've got everything kind of straightened out and we're setting the agenda", Giuliani, now the mouthpiece for Trump's legal team, told The Washington Post.

"If I'm not up to it, I don't know who is", he said, before adding that he knows how the Department of Justice works better than most.

With a knack for screen time, Giuliani has enjoyed the limelight but reports suggest if he keeps on with his antics, the president might just bar screen time for him altogether.

Additionally, Trump has grown agitated in recent days by replays of Giuliani's interview with Sean Hannity, in which he said that Trump knew about the payment but that it wasn't a campaign violation.

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Hannity asked Giuliani, who claimed the Daniels' payout did not violate campaign laws, if the payment was not a problem because "they funneled it through the law firm?" The two speak nearly every day and Giuliani touted himself as a capable attorney for the job: "If I'm not up to it, I don't know who is", Giuliani said to Politico.

"Now, because of Rudy, we all know the president did not pay Michael Cohen to pay Daniels - besides he did, however from a normal authorized fund which did not exist until it does", the rise up comic joked.

When pressed, Giuliani said he would prefer the Hillary Clinton model, referring to the former secretary of state's interview in connection to her use of a personal email server, in which she was not under oath when questioned and was responding to queries provided to her in advance. He said: "I have no knowledge of that but I.I would think if it was necessary, yes".

Trump is also anxious that Giuliani's comments made during a barrage of interviews since joining the legal team two weeks ago could complicate his standing in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, the Associated Press reported. It comes as Trump prepares for a series of high-stakes moments in the coming weeks on Iran, North Korea and the Mideast conflict - the type of delicate and potentially explosive regions where events can easily be upended by an errant remark by an emissary of the US president. "Either he'll change his behavior, or he's not going to do it very long", a senior White House official told CNN of Giuliani's role representing Trump, which he called a "little charade".

If I were betting, I think Trump will have to answer the Special Counsel's questions, and he will take the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination. By Friday afternoon, Giuliani released a statement to clarify his remarks.

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