"How is Rudy Giuliani able to prepare a “counter report” to Mueller if he hasn’t read it?"
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been bragging about his his "counterreport" to Attorney General William Barr's redacted version of Robert Mueller's report, which is due to be released Thursday morning.
LATE-NIGHT TEXTS FROM RUDY … President Donald Trump’s lawyer RUDY GIULIANI to our colleague DARREN SAMUELSOHN, 2:54 a.m., on the size of the president’s “countereport” -- which will drop when the special counsel’s findings come out Thursday: “Now at 34 or 35. The more concise the better. 400 pages is a novel.”
Since that report spread, many on social media are convinced Rudy Giuliani and the White House have seen the Mueller report. Attorney General Barr refused to tell Congress if the White House had seen the report, making many increasingly certain a huge cover-up is underway.
But Giuliani's own words are giving credence to their concerns:
As we await the report which will conclude no charges of collusion or obstruction its important this never happens again.
A serious investigation will reveal a conspiracy to obstruct justice, an election and the will of our people. We cannot rest until there is JUSTICE.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) April 17, 2019
Take a look at what others, including some experts, are saying:
Founder of ThinkProgress and Popular.info:
Was the entire purpose of this multi-week delay so that Rudy could prepare this report for the president?
The entire idea of preparing a counter-report to something that supposed exonerates Trump completely is ridiculous.
Barr won't say whether he's talk to the White House
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 16, 2019
Giuliani tells @dsamuelsohn POTUS has a Mueller countereport. Think about how insane that is. Law enforcement investigates someone and then that someone – who refused to sit for an interview, btw – then puts out a rebuttal report written in advance. Rebuttal of what, exactly?
— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) April 16, 2019
Producer for The Rachel Maddow Show:
Qs about Giuliani's counter-report to Mueller:
- if Mueller exonerated Trump, why write a counter?
- how do you write a counter-report to a report you haven't seen?
- and why does the length of the counter-report keep changing? https://t.co/zYe9IjL4zm
— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) April 17, 2019
The Weekly List author, and activist:
This is such BULLSH*T - Mueller’s 400 page report:
“It is now 140 pages long, but lawyers want to whittle it down to about 50, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in an interview.”
LEAK the damn report! https://t.co/pfDQD5O75U
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 14, 2019
Attorney, journalist, former lawmaker:
How is Rudy Giuliani able to prepare a “counter report” to Mueller if he hasn’t read it?
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 17, 2019
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