Giuliani Lied About Mueller’s ‘September 1 Deadline’ For Ending The Russia Probe

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A source familiar with the investigation told Reuters that Rudy Giuliani's claim was "entirely made-up".

Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, told The New York Times on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team informed him the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election would be wrapped up by September 1.

However, a source who spoke with Reuters indicated this is but another one of Giuliani’s unsubstantiated assertions.

A source familiar with the probe called the Sept. 1 deadline “entirely made-up” and “another apparent effort to pressure the special counsel to hasten the end of his work.”

“He’ll wrap it up when he thinks he’s turned over every rock, and when that is will depend on how cooperative witnesses, persons of interest and maybe even some targets are, if any of those emerge, and on what new evidence he finds, not on some arbitrary, first-of-the-month deadline one of the president’s attorneys cooks up,” said the source, a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.