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Giuliani Defends Trump's Attacks On Mueller Investigation

May 27, 2018 - 1:41 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Giuliani, now an attorney for Trump, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the basis of the Russia investigation is illegitimate.

He said if they had anything proving collusion, they would have used it already.

Giuliani also lashed out against former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan when asked if he believes both are part of a deep state conspiracy.

“I don’t know what you want to call it, but I have no regard at all for Clapper and Brennan,” Giuliani said. “I think they’re two clowns.”

Clapper also appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” later with a response.

“In the space of a week, I’ve progressed from being the dumbest foreign intelligence officer on the planet, according to President Trump, and now, a clown,” Clapper said, “so, you know, it’s career progression, I guess, at its best.”

Giuliani asked if all this was a strategy to undermine the Mueller investigation, to which he said: “They’re giving us the material to do it. Of course, we have to do it in defending the president.”

Trump has accused the FBI of misconduct and political bias.

Giuliani also said he is not comfortable with his client, the president, asking questions for Mueller about the topic of obstruction. But Giuliani said Trump is adamant about speaking with Mueller.