Even as Donald Trump makes sure the national attention is focused firmly on his losing battle to secure funding for his asinine Mexican border wall, it seems safe to presume that in the back of his mind he’s still obsessing about the looming results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between his team and the Russian Federation. The results of what the president has repeatedly referred to as the “Witch Hunt” are expected to emerge sometime in the coming months.
In a new interview with The Hill, former New York City mayor turned shameless Trump minion Rudy Giuliani made some new outlandish claims about the Mueller probe, even by his exceptionally erratic standards.
He suggested that the administration should be given a chance to “correct” Mueller’s final report. which sounds an awful lot like an argument that they should be able to doctor the results to make them more flattering for the president.
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“As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you — so we can correct it if they’re wrong, They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong,” said over the phone to The Hill.
Giuliani went on to admit that holding back or changing parts of the final report would be a difficult thing to convince the American public to accept. “Yes it is, sure. I acknowledge that,” he said.
While Giuliani is ostensibly the president’s attorney, he has repeatedly trotted out defenses that range from nonsensical and legally dubious to downright incriminating. At times, he seems to be mentally unstable.
His interview with The Hill covered numerous topics, including the recent news that Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort allegedly delivered polling data to a Russian citizen with ties to Russian intelligence, perhaps the clearest example of conspiracy and collusion during 2016 Trump campaign to yet emerge. Not surprisingly, Giuliani tried to downplay the revelation as any good little crooked hatchetman should.
“Should he have done it? No. But there’s nothing criminal about it,” Giuliani said. “There is no legal protection of polling data. You can give it to anyone. Campaigns leak polling data all the time,” he added, conveniently failing to point out that conspiring with a foreign government to influence an election most certainly is illegal.
As usual, Giuliani’s arguments are unconvincing and obviously designed to provide cover for a criminal president. Mueller is more than a match for this washed up kook. In the battle between Mueller and Giuliani, the smart money is on the former.