President Donald Trump declared on Thursday that the inspector general’s report into Hillary Clinton’s email investigation “totally exonerates” him in the Russia investigation, but his lawyer Rudy Giuliani doesn’t agree.
“Well I don’t think it exonerates him,” Giuliani told ABC News in a phone interview Saturday.
“In some respects, it dramatically supports his position … that the people who conducted the Hillary probe who were extreme partisan for Hillary and against Trump.”
Giuliani has called for the suspension of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, until the inspector general completes a report on his investigation.
“Mueller only gets an interview after he gets thoroughly investigated and we determine his conflicts, the biases and prejudices of his staff,” Giuliani said.
Even though Mueller rejected his earlier request for written testimony from the president, Giuliani said he’s still pushing for written questions and answers if Trump decides to speak with Mueller.