Giuliani claims Mueller will end obstruction probe by September

Former New York City Mayor and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani
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President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told The New York Times' that Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to wrap up the portion of his investigation surrounding potential obstruction of justice by Trump by September 1.

Yes, but: While Giuliani claimed in his interview with the Times that Mueller believes that continuing the obstruction investigation any longer would affect this fall’s midterm elections, this isn't the first time we've heard similar talk from a lawyer close to Trump.