As the Mueller investigation enters its 20th month, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is hoping he can make his own adjustments to “correct” the prosecutor’s final report.
In an interview with The Hill published Friday, Giuliani expressed his disdain with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his worry that the report might reflect badly on his client, President Donald Trump.
“As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you — so we can correct it if they’re wrong,” Giuliani said. “They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong.”
But the Mueller investigation has already led to some very real consequences. According to Politico, at least 33 people and three companies have been charged as a result of the Mueller investigation.
One of those biggest charges is onto Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and arranging hush money payments to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump before the 2016 election.
Now, Cohen has left behind his loyalty to Trump and announced this week he will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Feb 7.
Giuliani’s sarcastic response to the news: “Big deal!”
He later added that he is not worried about the testimony. “I have no concerns about Cohen at all because I can prove with very little effort that he is a total, complete and absolute liar,” he told The Hill.
Mueller’s final report can be finished within months and Giuliani is hoping he can use executive privilege to get his hands on it before the public.
“Of course we have to see [the report] before it goes to Congress,” he said. “We have reserved executive privilege and we have a right to assert it. The only way we can assert it is if we see what is in the report.”
However, Giuliani hoping to “correct” the report is a legally dubious statement.