Should Rudy Giuliani's 'counter report' to the Mueller probe be taken seriously?
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Should Rudy Giuliani's 'counter report' to the Mueller probe be taken seriously?

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President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told The Daily Beast that he was spearheading a secondary investigation to "counter" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Giuliani admits that most of the information in this new report is easily found on the Internet, but maintains its legitimacy. Some critics have come out and said this is nothing but a PR stunt to discredit the Mueller investigation. Giuliani's camp insists he's just seeking the truth. What do you think?

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In The Daily Beast interview, Giuliani claimed the report was simply to root out possible conflicts of interest in the Mueller investigation.

According to Giuliani, the bulk of the report will be divided into two sections. One section will seek to question the legitimacy of the Mueller probe generally by alleging “possible conflicts” of interest by federal law enforcement authorities. The other section will respond to more substantive allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russian government agents to sway the 2016 election, and obstruction of justice allegations stemming from, among other things, the president’s firing of former FBI director James Comey.
Though this latter section will focus on the meat of Mueller’s investigation, Giuliani acknowledged that he doesn’t actually know what Mueller’s findings will look like, making the act of putting a counter-report together a bit more challenging.
...Giuliani said that Trump’s legal team had not conducted any original interviews or investigation for their current draft.
“I don’t think there's anything in it that isn't publicly available in some form or another,” he continued. “There is no [secret] grand jury material here… It'll be our report, put out on... personal stationery, and it would be in response to their report… We may have to use it in court, or [send to] Congress.”

Some worry this is yet another gaffe from Giuliani, who has become increasingly unhinged in his media appearances.

If history is any indication, the final report is likely to be as embarrassing as it is inevitable. Few people on Team Trump, including Trump himself, have been able to check Giuliani’s wild-eyed impulses: White House counsel Don McGahn, who reportedly hated Giuliani with the “intensity of 1,000 burning suns,” announced this week that he would be leaving his post. Administration officials have largely given up on trying to understand the durability of the Trump-Giuliani bond. As my colleague Gabriel Sherman reported last month, Trump has long accepted that Rudy would occasionally go rogue, though he has repeatedly urged him to get a grip: “The give is Rudy is going to fight for him. The take is that you’re going to get some crazy, too,” observed a Republican close to the president. If Giuliani’s latest legal strategy involves creating a burn book for the base, in other words, so be it

President Trump, meanwhile, has continued to rail against what he sees as a "rigged" investigation. 

“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr..........FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems - and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!
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