Giuliani says news media treat Dems better than GOP

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday that there is a double standard in the way the news media treat Republicans and Democrats, citing the coverage of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's probe into Russia's election meddling. 

"These guys, they're so used to getting away with it because the press treats Democrats differently than they do Republicans," Giuliani told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 

"If you think that this is the way that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Saagar Enjeti ponders Hillary Clinton's 2020 plans Political ad spending set to explode in 2020 MORE would have been treated, wrong," he continued, referring to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. "She would have been treated to, 'you get to see the report before you get interviewed. You get the questions in the debate before you go out in the debate from Donna Brazile.'" 

"It's a total double standard," he added. 

Attorney General William Barr released to Congress a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Sunday, saying there was no evidence that President Trump's campaign coordinated or conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's team could not exonerate the president on obstruction of justice, however, Barr noted.

Many of Trump's critics, including legal experts, found themselves scrambling on Sunday to explain the summary of Mueller's report, which Trump and Republicans have said totally exonerates the president. 

Trump slammed the news media and Democrats in his response to the report's summary, calling the investigation an attempt at an "illegal takedown." 

“This was an illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side,” Trump said on Sunday. “It’s a shame that our country had to go through this.”

— Julia Manchester