President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is challenging former special counsel Robert Mueller to appear before Congress and face questions about why he didn’t recommend Trump be charged with a crime stemming from the Russia probe.
Giuliani was on Thursday’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show” and said Mueller’s remarks on Wednesday, coupled with the report on Russian election interference he submitted to the Department of Justice in March, merit additional comments.
“I dare [Mueller] to testify,” Giuliani said. “I’d love to see [Rep. Mark] Meadows and [Rep. Jim] Jordan cross-examine him on when did he find out there was no collusion? Exactly why would you hire Andrew Weissmann, who is the most notorious and unethical prosecutor of the last 20 to 30 years?”
Giuliani, a former mayor of New York City, also characterized Mueller’s brief remarks on Wednesday as “stumbling and bumbling.”
On Wednesday, Mueller said his two-year investigation would not have ended with charges being placed on Trump because of DOJ guidelines. That statement has fired up both Democrats and Republicans alike.
Mueller concluded that no Americans helped the Russians interfere in the 2016 presidential election, but he did not come to a decision on whether Trump obstructed justice.
“When I conclude as a prosecutor and I’m not confident that a person committed a crime, that’s called exoneration,” Giuliani said.
“The person is innocent until proven guilty. That’s not a slogan, it’s not a joke, it’s a basic fundamental of our Constitution, of the Magna Carta, of elemental fairness.”
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