Rudy Giuliani, angered that his client, President Donald Trump, may be on the verge of being indicted and impeached for his role in the 2016 election conspiracy with Russia, is now demanding that Special Counsel Robert Mueller also be investigated.
In an interview with Buck Sexton and John Solomon of Hill.TV, Giuliani accused Mueller of destroying evidence by allowing text messages from former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to be erased:
“Mueller should be investigated for destruction of evidence for allowing those text messages from Strzok to be erased, messages that would show the state of mind and tactics of his lead anti-Trump FBI agent at the start of his probe.”
But, as Solomon notes in an opinion piece he penned for The Hill:
“The Justice Department inspector general (IG) reported this month that it found large gaps in the preservation of official government text messages between Strzok and Page, the two top FBI agents who helped to start the Russia probe in 2016, who were having an affair at the time, and who expressed disdain for Trump.
“The report said a technical glitch was to blame for the FBI’s failure to save those text messages, but the IG was able to recover more than 19,000 from the early part of the Russia probe before Mueller was named special prosecutor.”
Despite that, Giuliani remained adamant that Mueller was the reason Trump is under investigation:
“That should be investigated, damn it, that should be investigated fully. You want a special counsel, get one for that.”
Giuliani even went so far as to compare the Strzok-Page text messages to the infamous erasure of a Watergate by President Richard Nixon’s devoted secretary, Rose Mary Woods:
“It’s actually worse than Rose Mary Woods. She erased less than 19 minutes of conversation, but the FBI got rid of more than 19,000 messages.”
Sounds like Giuliani knows that Mueller has the goods on Trump, so now he’s trying to muddy the waters by casting blame on the person doing the investigation, even though Mueller has an impeccable record and career as a law enforcement official, which is something the former New York City mayor certainly can’t claim now that he represents the biggest liar to ever hold the office of president.
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