Rudy Giuliani Renews Calls for Justice Department to Investigate Russia Probe


As Newsweek reported, President Trump's lawyer called Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecutors investigating his client "wackadoodles" who belong in a psychiatric ward. But Giuliani said he wants another investigation into the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, which was eventually taken over by Mueller when he was named special counsel. "I don't think Mueller and his people need to be investigated - unless something comes out of that".

"You're not going to get a pardon just because you're involved in this investigation - you probably have a higher burden if you're involved in this investigation compared to the others who get pardoned", he said. "I couldn't and I don't want to take any prerogatives away from him".

When asked if and when Mr. Trump would sit down with Mueller's team of investigators for an interview, Giuliani said he advised against it, but said his client is intent on providing his version of events.

"When it's over? Hey, he's the President of the United States", said Giuliani. The president and his allies have repeatedly called the probe a political "witch hunt" meant to undermine his authority.

President Donald Trump applauded a review of how the FBI investigated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Friday while calling its conclusion flawed. The ruling came after Robert Mueller's investigators alleged Manafort had attempted to tamper with witnesses in the Russian Federation investigation.

The prospect of presidential pardons has been heavily discussed in the two days since former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sent to jail for allegedly tampering with witnesses in the case against him.

Many Republicans in Congress, privately and publicly, have urged the president not to consider pardons for anyone, including himself, at least until the investigation closes. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation".

"It's crying out for someone to investigate the investigators", Giuliani said.

Yesterday, however, as The Hill noted, Giuliani contradicted President Trump, saying the IG report does not exonerate him, although it dramatically supports some of his client's positions. "Too bad they didn't look at Crooked Hillary like this". According to Giuliani, there was a series of odd, unethical and illegal actions as the Justice Department shifted its focus from Clinton's emails to Russian interference.

The inspector general's report said it would continue investigating FBI officials who received tickets to sporting games and other things of value from reporters.

Strzok was removed from the Mueller team a year ago after Horowitz disclosed 375 text messages between Strzok and Page that included disparaging references to Trump.

"In a situation like this, there are going to be a lot of differing recollections and a lot of corrections are going to be necessary", Giuliani said.