Giuliani says Mueller probe 'should never have happened'

President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiOusted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week Sunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling proved to be "bad" for the country and "should never have happened."

Giuliani made the conclusion based on the fact that Mueller found no conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign in the 2016 election, and because he did not deliver a finding on obstruction of justice.

"It's a very bad thing for the country that we had it because it's not true," Giuliani told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. "It never should have happened in the first place." 

"It should have stopped with the indictment of the Russians when there was no American they conspired with," he continued. 

Giuliani acknowledged that other countries, including Russia, have interfered in other elections, but said the Mueller report stands out because Trump was "basically charged" with treason in the public eye. 

"You don't think Russians have interfered in our prior elections? You don't think other countries interfere in elections? People have got to wake up," Giuliani said. 

"The extraordinary thing about this is not that the Russians tried to interfere  in our election — and they should not have, and we should stop them from doing that. It's terrible," he continued. "The extraordinary thing is they basically charged the president with treason."

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrDemocrat asks Barr to preserve any records tied to environmental hacking probe Justice Dept. considering replacing outgoing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr deputy: report Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week MORE on Sunday released a summary of Mueller's final report. Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinSupreme Court to hear dispute over Democrats' access to Mueller materials Republicans release newly declassified intelligence document on FBI source Steele GOP's Obama-era probes fuel Senate angst MORE, upon reviewing Mueller's findings, determined that the president did not obstruct justice. Democrats have said they want to see all of the background materials that led to that conclusion.

— Julia Manchester