Very misleading statement that not even YOUR source can attribute to Rudy. I checked other news reports, including CNN. No backup for you there either. Quite an embellishment on your part, especially since there is great personal and professional respect between Mueller and Rudy.
Your own Politico article says what many of the articles say regarding Rudy's view of his role and planned efforts:
Rudy was quoted by CNN as hoping for a list of needs from Mueller in order to provide what is necessary to reach a conclusion. Rudy said that it could wrap up as quickly as two weeks if both sides come together -- NOT that he would "shut MUELLER down in a week." I don't even know how you could even pretend to know what Rudy thinks. 55555Giuliani, who's known Mueller for decades, has said his job is to speed along the Russia probe, which encompasses questions of whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, including negotiations about Trump's participation in an interview.
The Politico article is all speculation and hypotheticals regarding any legal conflicts. I would think that if Rudy was as important to all of Mueller's digging as you and Politico seem to think, Rudy would have been called to testify a LONG time ago as a major player, since this is already over a year old. I also give credit to Rudy to know, based on his extensive legal background and access to some of the best legal minds, whether or not there would be a legal conflict in taking this role with Trump.
If Trump has something in his past before he ever ran for president that becomes his undoing, I won't be surprised; and it's how the political cookie crumbles. Oh well. But there's one thing of which I am absolutely certain: Trump is doing what he believes will help America and Working Americans prosper; and I can see the improvements in many areas just through the explosion of optimism in the private sector that reflects itself throughout the society. I can't say the same for the last FOUR of his predecessors, and one in particular did all he could to destroy the country. If Trump goes down, then he goes down. The Law and Blind Justice should always be the focus -- even when it negatively affects people who I'd like to see succeed.
So keep hoping and hating, jj. Eventually, you're bound to predict something correctly. 555