President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has made some stern remarks about special counsel Robert Mueller regarding the ongoing investigation into any potential Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential election.
The investigation has been going on for well over a year now, and President Trump has become increasingly vocal about what he deems to be nothing more than a “witch hunt.”
In an exclusive interview with CBN’s Pat Robertson, Giuliani said it was about time Mueller “put up or shut up” so as not to waste millions of additional tax dollars on the lengthy investigation. Guiliani, a former mayor of New York City, said that the investigation is overly protracted due to Mueller’s lack of authority over his staff.
“I think in Mueller’s case, it’s more that he’s not taking control of these people that work for him,” he said. “And they’re going around starting all these new investigations. He’s got to have the discipline to put a stop to it, or we’re going to have to do everything we can, including some things that I don’t think we’d want to talk about right now, to try to, to try to appeal to have it stopped.”
Giuliani continued: “If they decide to follow those all up they’ll be going on for 3-4 years, all to no avail and after millions and millions of taxpayer dollars, which is why I think we have to demand that he put up or shut up because we can answer anything he has.”
Trump’s trusted attorney argued that the investigation had been “tainted” from the start, referring to a leaked memo from former FBI Director James Comey. And it is Comey, he said, who is the “real villain” of this whole situation.
“Comey worked for me in the US Attorney’s office, and Mueller worked under me in the Justice Department. I’m very, very disappointed in Comey,” Giuliani said.
In a newly released report by the Department of Justice, Comey was lambasted as being “insubordinate” and reckless in his handling of the Clinton-email probe and other issues surrounding the 2016 election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz slammed Comey for ignoring objections from the Justice Department when he disclosed a memo about the re-opening of the Clinton probe just two weeks before the election.
What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
Comey then claimed that, following the announcement that the FBI would be launching an investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia meddling in the election, the President demanded his “loyalty” and implied that he should drop the investigation. Trump denies this.
“There was No Collusion with Russia (except by the Democrats),” Trump tweeted June 2. “When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country. Is the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media? Should be looking at Dems corruption instead?”
— CBN News (@CBNNews) June 6, 2018