Rudy Giuliani again calls for Mueller investigation to be investigated
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer stepped up calls for an investigation into the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to investigate alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration is being investigated,” Rudy Giuliani said Sunday in an interview on CNN.
Giuliani has stepped up his criticism after a report Thursday from the Justice Department’s inspector general that criticized former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey for his handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. Clinton ran against Trump as the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.
“We know from the probe by the inspector general, the FBI at the highest levels here were doing very unorthodox things,” Giuliani said. The investigation, which he said should be led by the Justice Department, should look into the special counsel “not necessarily because of Mueller but because of its genesis in this almost completely illegal and unethical probe.” Trump has sought to use the report to discredit Mueller’s investigation, although it didn’t address the topic.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
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