The Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is “the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen,” President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told ABC News on Sunday morning.
Still, Giuliani, the former New York mayor who heads up Trump’s outside legal team, did not close the door completely on the prospect that the president might sit for an interview with Mueller’s team. Giuliani told The New York Times last week that Trump would speak to Mueller’s team only if the special counsel can show a legitimate basis for the investigation having been started and that the president’s testimony is crucial to its conclusion.
“We can’t find an incriminating anything, and we need a basis for this investigation, particularly since we now know it was started from biased — by biased,” origins, Giuliani argued on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Trump’s attorney suggested that testimony from former FBI Director James Comey, who has said Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, “is hardly worth anything” and that Mueller’s team is stacked with “very, very severe partisans.”
Of Mueller specifically, Giuliani told NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “I do not think he’s corrupt” but that “he’s surrounded by biased people. Almost exclusively.”
The arguments from Giuliani match ones the president has long made about Mueller’s team, chiefly that it amounts to a “witch hunt” staffed by “13 angry Democrats.” Mueller himself is a registered Republican.
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