FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s legal team is striking a more combative tone with Robert Mueller, suggesting publicly that the president may decline to cooperate with the special counsel’s prosecutors.

That tougher stance comes as the Mueller probe already faces a time crunch because of the approaching midterm elections.

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who recently joined the president’s defense team, said Sunday he was reluctant to have Mr. Trump agree to an interview with the prosecutors or testify before a grand jury for fear that what he called a “trap” could lead the president to commit perjury under oath.

A decision to not comply with a grand jury subpoena likely would set off a legal battle that would be decided by the Supreme Court.