Rudolph Giuliani, President Trump’s lead attorney in the ongoing Russia probe, said Sunday that he will not allow special counsel Robert Mueller to rush Trump into an interview because investigators could try to catch the president in a lie based on their version of the facts.

“I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury,” Giuliani said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Giuliani’s exchange with host Chuck Todd produced an odd back-and-forth on the meaning of truth in the context of the Russia investigation.

“When you tell me that (Trump) should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, that’s so silly – because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth,” Giuliani said.

Todd responded, “Truth is truth.”

“No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth,” Giuliani said.

The former New York City mayor has previously questioned the objectivity of the investigators in the Russia probe.

The “truth is relative,” he told The Washington Post in May.

Investigators “may have a different version of the truth than we do,” he said.

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