Trump says Giuliani is ready to counter Mueller

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE on Friday pushed back on suggestions that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is not prepared to release a "counterreport" on 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 Russia investigation.

"It has been incorrectly reported that Rudy Giuliani and others will not be doing a counter to the Mueller Report. That is Fake News. Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report," Trump tweeted.


The president appeared to be responding to a report in The Atlantic saying the White House is ill-prepared to confront Mueller's findings.

Giuliani told the story's author that it has been difficult to devote attention to drafting the "counterreport" that he first floated over the summer, citing the lengthy process of responding to Mueller's questions for the president.

“Answering those questions was a nightmare,” Giuliani said. “It took him about three weeks to do what would normally take two days.”

Giuliani previously told the Daily Beast in August that he had completed 58 pages of the report and the second half had not been completed yet.

Trump's comments come on an important day for the Mueller probe, on which he is expected to file key documents related to the cases of former Trump campaign manager Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCohen released from federal prison to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns Advocates call on states to release more inmates amid pandemic Michael Cohen to be moved to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns: report MORE and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

Trump blasted the probe in a barrage of tweets earlier Friday morning.