President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Thursday that the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is “a clear victory” for his client.
Mueller’s report was released Thursday morning, and details how Mueller’s team of investigators struggled to determine whether Trump obstructed justice in the course of the investigation.
“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment,” reads the report.
“We're very happy,” Giuliani said in an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” just after the report’s release. “A clear victory. Any lawyer would say when you get a declaration you just won.”
He added that Mueller agreed with Attorney General William Barr on obstruction and placed the blame on “out of control members of his staff who had this very extended definition of obstruction.”
The former New York City mayor later went on to accuse investigators of “trapping” former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI.
“They created the crime,” Giuliani said. “Somebody has to do something about that, and rein them in.”
“One of these guys is a terror, never mind,” he added. “One of these guys is a terror and shouldn’t be allowed to prosecute.”
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