Giuliani: Trump team preparing ‘counter-report’ to Mueller probe

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President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday said the president’s legal team is preparing a “counter-report” to respond to any allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller makes in his expected report on the Russia probe, according to USA Today.

Giuliani, in an interview with USA Today published Monday, said he believes the special counsel’s team is “writing the report as we speak.” He said he expects Mueller will file a report as soon as Sept. 1, about two months before the midterm elections in November.

{mosads}”I don’t think Mueller wants to be seen as interfering with the election,” Giuliani told the publication.

Mueller’s office declined to comment on Giuliani’s remarks, according to USA Today.

Earlier on Monday, the former New York City mayor dismissed the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

“I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime,” Giuliani said on “Fox & Friends.”

“Collusion is not a crime,” he said.

Giuliani also reiterated in the Fox interview that the president is “absolutely innocent” and that recently released taped conversations between Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen from before the election prove that the president “didn’t do anything wrong.”

Several former Trump campaign officials have been indicted in Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.

Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been charged with money laundering, fraud and conspiracy against the United States in relation to work he did before joining the Trump campaign. 

That trial is set to begin Tuesday.

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