Giuliani repeated that the investigation so far had produced no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president.
“If they can show us some hard, incriminating facts from that evidence, then we would consider advising our client to be interviewed,” Giuliani said.
The president’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, also has a role in this strategy. She simply refuses to discuss the president’s legal issues, referring all such questions to the president’s lawyers.
“We are purposefully walling ourselves off and allowing the outside counsel to do their job, and we’re doing ours,” Sanders told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
Cuomo wanted to know about a letter those lawyers now say the president dictated concerning Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney in Trump Tower. Cuomo noted that the story now didn’t exactly match the story Sanders was peddling last summer, but she refused to express any regret for whatever role she played in misleading the American public.
“I wish that we spent a lot less time focused on things that the American people don’t care about,” Sanders said. “I wish we spent a lot less time talking about this witch hunt, and that we talked about things that impacted everyday Americans.”
So far, the strategy appears to be paying dividends.
Based on the mail I get, many of the president’s supporters actually believe the narrative the president and his lawyers are promoting.
“The Obama years were not an administration,” one anonymous reader claimed in a recent email. “It was a crime cartel. … Washington, D.C., is a swamp that will take more than 8 years of Trump to clean up. A two-party system is necessary for our system to function, but presently all the other party is doing is attacking and obstructing the progress.”
Another reader contended that Americans were wising up to the leftwing news media.