While Donald Trump seems to think that the recently released Inspector General’s report proves his innocence in the Russia investigation, his own lawyer publicly announced that he does not agree.
Rudy Giuliani, who has been making headlines over the last several weeks due to his bizarre statements (which have caused multiple PR nightmares for the president and his administration), went on ABC News last night to distance himself from his boss on the IG report.
The report, which was highly critical of FBI officials, has been a major subject on Trump’s Twitter account as of late, as the president repeatedly makes the case for his innocence and blasts the “witch hunt.” A day after the report was released, Trump said:
“I think that the report yesterday — maybe more importantly than anything — it totally exonerates me. There was no collusion. There was no obstruction. And if you read the report, you’ll see that.”
It’s too bad that he and his lawyer aren’t on the same page about this. During Giuliani’s interview with ABC, he disagreed with Trump’s claims. When asked about Trump’s comments, Giuliani said:
“Well I don’t think it exonerates him.”
“In some respects, it dramatically supports his position that the people who conducted the Hillary probe who were extreme partisan for Hillary and against Trump.”
During the interview, Giuliani also talked about a possible interview with special counsel Robert Mueller in the future. The former NYC mayor said:
“Mueller only gets an interview after he gets thoroughly investigated and we determine his conflicts, the biases and prejudices of his staff. I think that we would prefer questions and written answers. The way Ronald Reagan did.”
Giuliani’s splitting from Trump on the president’s exoneration is hilarious, and really makes you think if Giuliani even cares about saving the president.
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