Giuliani Goes Medieval During Maniac Rant Against Mueller: ‘He Thinks He’s God’
President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, descended into a deranged rant, attacking special counsel Robert Mueller for what he called “unethical” tactics after former Trump lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen plead guilty last week of lying to Congress.
In an interview airing Sunday on New York station AM 970, Giuliani accused Mueller of crossing a line by “intimidating” Trump’s allies into saying “what he believes is his version of the truth.”
“They obviously exerted a lot of pressure on him. Mr. Cohen unfortunately has a history of significant lies in the past,” Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis, reacting to Cohen’s admission last Thursday that he lied to Congress when he previously detailed to the body the extend of the president’s business dealings in Russia.
“This is a witch hunt,” the former New York City mayor said. “This is what is wrong with these special prosecutors an independent counsels. They think they are God.”
“They seemed to want to prosecute people at any cost, including the cost of ethical behavior and the rights of people.”
Giuliani, who joined Trump’s legal team earlier this year to handle the White House’s response to the special counsel probe, added that Mueller’s prosecution of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was intended to force Manafort to implicate Trump in collusion with Russia that Giuliani says never occurred.
“They want him to give certain forms of evidence that would implicate the president in things that Mr. Manafort says are untrue,” Giuliani said.
“And they are pressuring him, and creating a real risk that the man might commit perjury,” he added. “This kind of pressure can create the risk of tainted testimony.”
Mueller’s office told a judge last Friday that prosecutors are considering further charges for Manafort, who was accused earlier in the week of violating his plea agreement by lying to investigators.
Manafort “committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters,” Mueller wrote in court filings.