President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE’s attorney Rudy Giuliani signaled Wednesday that his team is losing patience with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE, urging the former FBI director to finish his Russia investigation ahead of the November midterm elections.
Giuliani tweeted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) “should require Mueller to submit his report before September 7."
CNN poll shows 66% say Mueller should complete his investigation before the upcoming elections. DOJ has policy to refrain from investigatory activity in 60 day period before election. DOJ should require Mueller to submit his report before September 7.— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 15, 2018
The DOJ said in a report published in June that the 60-day rule “is not written or described in any Department policy or regulation” but added that DOJ and FBI officials acknowledge “the existence of a general practice that informs Department decisions.”
Giuliani also told Bloomberg that Mueller should “write the damn report so we can see it and rebut it,” the website reported Wednesday.
Giuliani said in May that Mueller intended to end his probe into possible obstruction of justice on the part of Trump by Sept. 1, though the special counsel never confirmed that time frame. Giuliani also said at the time that Mueller could finish the obstruction probe if Trump sat for an interview with investigators, something the president hasn’t done.
Since then, Giuliani has urged Mueller to avoid the mistakes of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE, who was sharply criticized for announcing, just days before the 2016 election, that the FBI was renewing its investigation into then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE's use of a private email server while secretary of State. .
“I thought [Mueller] meant, well that’ll keep us clear of the election. And they did say something like they didn’t want to repeat some of the mistakes that Comey made,” Giuliani said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”