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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani meets with former Ukrainian diplomat to get info on Dems Facebook says it will not remove doctored Pelosi video Schiff goes after Barr: He lacks Giuliani's 'good looks and general likability' MORE told Hill.TV on Thursday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' 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 BarrPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' House Democrats must insist that Robert Mueller testifies publicly Why Mueller may be fighting a public hearing on Capitol Hill 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