Giuliani Wants to ‘Correct’ Mueller Report Before It’s Released to the Public

Cheryl Sanders
January 12, 2019

The report said that the FBI began an investigation into whether the president was "working on behalf of Russian Federation against American interests", just after he fired James Comey from his position as the director of the FBI.

It was a tense time.

Attorney Rudy Giuliani said President Donald Trump's team of attorneys should be permitted to "correct" special counsel Robert Mueller's final report before it is released to Congress and to the public.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a strongly worded response to the report on Friday night - though the statement didn't exactly deny the report itself.

"James Comey was sacked because he's a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation", said the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said in a statement.

But here's what President Donald Trump could say, roughly, before this week: There was never a whiff of collusion between the Russians and any serious person in my campaign.

The reporter also clarified, as per the Times' report, that the investigation was later taken on by Mueller when he was appointed in the days following Comey's firing.

Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and NY.

In a phone interview Giuliani, who is a member of Trump's legal team, told the news outlet that the team should be able to check the conclusions of the report, which is now in its 20th month.

Experts quickly laughed off Giuliani's assertion that the president can "correct" an investigative report into his own actions.

However, Giuliani told Reuters at the time, he would not answer questions on whether he tried to obstruct the investigation once he won office, such as by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

"Mueller's team met with pollster Tony Fabrizio in February 2018, an interview that has not been previously reported and takes on new significance after Manafort's attorneys revealed Tuesday that Mueller's team is still interested in how Manafort shared polling data with his Russian intelligence-linked colleague".

Giuliani said it is unclear to the legal team whether acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now in charge of the investigation.

We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report.

The bill's Republican sponsors don't believe that Trump will try to fire the special counsel.

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