President Trump’s legal team is preparing a “voluminous” report aimed at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller and aims to have a “preliminary draft” of the report ready by next week, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told the Daily Beast.
He also indicated that most of the information in the counterreport is publicly available information that can be found on Google.
“The first half of it is 58 pages, and second half isn’t done yet … It needs an executive summary if it goes over a hundred,” Giuliani told the Beast.
The “counterreport” is intended to help Trump’s team defend the president against special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice charges.
Giuliani also told the Daily Beast that Trump knows the report is part of the team’s legal strategy “and he’s happy with it.”
“We may have to use it in court, or [send it to] Congress,” he said.
Giuliani has previously discussed the counterreport, telling USA Today last month that Trump’s legal team is “writing the report as we speak.”
Republicans have questioned the origins of Mueller’s investigation, arguing there was bias involved at the FBI and Department of Justice. Giuliani said in May that the “basis on which [Mueller] was appointed was illegitimate” and called the probe a “rigged investigation.”