Rudy Giuliani has been trying to pressure Special Counsel Robert Mueller to end his investigation for over a year. Mueller has been following each of the many tentacles of the Russian attack on the U.S.’s 2016 presidential election and the Donald Trump campaign conspiracy with Moscow. The former New York mayor Giuliani just gave Mueller what looks like an ultimatum.
The ex-mayor told New York radio host John Catsimatidis that Mueller has known for half a year that there was not enough evidence to connect the president’s 2016 campaign people with the Russians — at least knowingly connected:
‘It should have been wrapped up probably in May or June. That’s when they figured out they had no evidence of collusion. Collusion is not a crime, by the way. You have to show a conspiracy to hack (the Democratic National Committee). They don’t have any evidence of that — which is the reason they don’t submit a report, because they are embarrassed.’
Then, Giuliani used the radio interview to offer Mueller an ultimatum. Release the final report. After all, the former mayor indicated that there simply would not be enough evidence in the report to charge Trump with any crimes. Trump’s TV attorney then threw out his challenge:
‘So, I am challenging them: It’s time to put up or shut up. It’s time for them to submit a report. They don’t have, as we would say in New York, a damn thing.’
Giuliani was a presence throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, but he did not take any position in the White House. When the Mueller investigation got going, POTUS asked him to join him as his legal talking head. Ever since, Giuliani has been predicting a wrap-up of Mueller’s investigation.
Thus far, the special counsel has indicted 32 people. They include Trump’s former campaign manager, his former national security adviser, his former personal attorney and self-described fixer, and the head financial officer of Trump’s company.
There have been no leaks out of Mueller’s tight ship of top attorneys who come from a variety of specialties. He has experts in money laundering, crime families, counterterrorism, and the Russian mob, among others. Mueller himself formerly headed up the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Giuliani decided it would be a good idea for the FBI to investigate Mueller. He claimed the special counsel destroyed evidence, including text messages between FBI employees, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were in a relationship. The special counsel took them off of the investigation, after they texted anti-Trump messages.
Giuliani told Hill.TV:
‘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.’
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