President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday condemned the Mueller report as “unfair” and un-American, lamenting “when people have to prove their innocence, we’re in a different country.”
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Giuliani charged investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller also came “close” to “torturing” former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort — and depicted the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn as unreliable and “woefully confusing.”
“You think that's a fair document, using a standard of proof that you have to absolutely prove your innocence?” he said, adding: “When people have to prove their innocence, we're in a different country. By the way, the president is innocent.”
Giuliani said among the report’s outrages were Mueller team members themselves — “people who were unfair to [Trump], people who wrote an unfair report, people who came close to torturing people to get information.”
Pressed on his allegation of torture, Giuliani pointed to Manafort.
“How about Manafort in solitary confinement 13 times,” Giuliani said.
And he pounced on McGahn as well, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of interviews, revealing that he refused to act on Trump’s direction to set Mueller’s firing in motion.
“I think the testimony is woefully confusing and cannot be relied on,” Giuliani said. “If I were a prosecutor evaluating that, three different statements from one guy.”
Giuliani also hammered Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, for his remark that he was “sickened” by the level of dishonesty the Mueller report found in the Trump administration.
“Stop the bull,” Giuliani said of Romney, suggesting that he’d also tried “to dig up dirt on people.”
“What a hypocrite. What a hypocrite,” Giuliani declared. “Any candidate in the whole world in America would take information… who says it’s even illegal” if the data comes from a foreign source, he added.
“He did things very similar to that,” Giuliani contended of Romney.
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