"We want to see if we can have the investigation and special counsel declared illegal and unauthorized", Giuliani, a former NY mayor and federal prosecutor, told the Post in an interview Friday. That's what he did on the Sunday shows. Some of the officials who worked on the Clinton investigation also worked on the FBI's Russian Federation probe, but the report did not find that political bias had tainted the Clinton review.
During a interview late Saturday night with ABC, Donald Trump's legal spokesperson Rudy Giuliani said he disagreed with the president's contention that the recently released inspector general's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation exonerates Trump. Giuliani on Sunday said the investigation was "unfair" and there was no criminality involved.
"I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated, not because necessarily of Mueller, but because of its genesis in this very, very now completely nearly illegal and unethical probe, this Russian probe, that began with Peter Strzok in charge".
The FBI looked into the discovery and could not corroborate it, plus Comey told investigators he knew from the first moment that the discovery wasn't true.
Strzok was one of the lead investigators during the probe into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's alleged use of private email server.
"I think that we would prefer questions and written answers. And he didn't leave it until July of past year", Giuliani said in an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday.More news: Sri Lanka play on ´under protest´ after ´ball tamper´ row
The President on Friday took issue with the report's conclusion.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed last week, prompting new questions whether Trump might pardon him. Manafort was taken into custody and transported to a jail in Virginia about 90 miles south of Washington.
Giuliani, who worked as a federal prosecutor for almost a decade, claimed he had seen no evidence to warrant Manafort being sent to jail. The former New York City mayor suggested that an end to the investigation could be in sight one way or the other - either by undercutting the Mueller's inquiry as illegitimate, or if necessary, by agreeing to a Trump interview with prosecutors under limited conditions.
As Axios noted, Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel in May previous year. In February this year, Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities, and filed 32 additional charges against Manafort and Gates.
After calling for an investigation, Giuliani said that Mueller's probe into possible ties and coordination between the Trump campaign and Kremlin is "illegal" and "unethical".