Giuliani says Mueller's report took a 'cheap shot' at Trump

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Moussaoui says he now renounces terrorism, bin Laden Democrats launch probe into Trump's firing of State Department watchdog, Pompeo MORE told Hill.TV on Thursday 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 report took a "cheap shot" at the president, calling Mueller's findings "one-sided."

"The report is one-sided, it has an incredible standard of proof. It's that 'we couldn't be convinced that he didn't obstruct justice,' " Giuliani told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball.

"Can you prove that he did? That answer is, no they can't," Giuliani continued. "That is like a cheap shot, but if they can't prove it, why don't they just regurgitate all the garbage that they have? It's all one-sided, a lot of it not true, a lot of it exaggerated."

"Even if it's all true, which it isn't, he didn't commit a crime. He didn't do anything wrong," he said, adding that Trump's legal team would wait to release a rebuttal to Mueller's report.

Giuliani told Fox News on Thursday that White House lawyers saw the report on Tuesday night as they prepared their counter-report. 

"We're really going through it and seeing what we have to rebut," he said. "At this point, we're pretty comfortable that people are digesting it, and we'll see how it works out." 

"We'll put it out, I mean it's a document that you need even for history, but as to exactly when we do it, we're sort of taking the temperature," he said. 

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump sides with religious leaders in fight against governors Senate Democrats call on Trump administration to let Planned Parenthood centers keep PPP loans Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans MORE submitted Mueller's long-anticipated report to Congress on Thursday, also making the redacted version available to the public.

In his report, Mueller detailed the findings of his 22-month investigation into Russia's election interference and possible obstruction of justice by Trump, concluding that there was no evidence of coordination between Trump's campaign and Moscow in the run-up to the 2016 election. Mueller declined to take a position on whether Trump obstructed justice with the probe, though his report details 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice involving Trump.

The report, Barr said, was redacted to hide grand jury material, classified information, details about ongoing investigations and information that could implicate the privacy of “peripheral” third parties.

— Julia Manchester