President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that he wants a thorough investigation into the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“It’s crying out for someone to investigate the investigators. There should be a full and complete [inspector general] report and grand jury investigation of what happened here, after it became the Russia probe,” Giuliani told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “What was the purpose of it? What did they gather?”
Giuliani pointed to “troubling unethical behavior” among some Justice Department (DOJ) officials that he said had tainted Muller’s probe.
“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 almost illegal and unethical probe, this Russian probe, that began with Peter Strzok in charge,” Giuliani said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I don’t think Mueller and his people need to be investigated unless something comes out of that,” Giuliani added.
Giuliani, in particular, homed in on an inflammatory text message exchange sent between two FBI officials, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, which were revealed in a report from the DOJ’s internal watchdog last week.