Giuliani: 'I would have to disagree' with Trump that Mueller acted honorably

President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiCapitol insurrection hearing exposes Trumpworld delusions DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's riot lawsuit Bob Dole: 'I'm a Trumper' but 'I'm sort of Trumped out' MORE said Tuesday that he disagrees with the president's assessment that 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 acted "honorably" during his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“Not that he acted honorably. I would have to disagree with my client," Giuliani said during an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room" after host Wolf Blitzer asked if he agreed with Trump.

Trump often slammed Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt" but tempered his remarks after the special counsel finished his investigation last week.

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Mueller did not find evidence to conclude that Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a letter to Congress from Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too MORE.

Mueller also did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Barr said, but Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE determined that Trump didn't obstruct justice. 

"Yes, he did," Trump said told reporters on Monday when asked if Mueller acted honorably.

On Tuesday, the president remarked that Mueller's findings "could not have been better."

In disagreeing with Trump, Giuliani said Tuesday evening that he has a "mixed view of it."

The former New York City mayor said he thinks Mueller "did some very fine things," but he also criticized the "treatment" of former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortLobbyist Tony Podesta returns to work for Huawei Former bank CEO convicted of bribery in scheme to land Trump admin job Trial begins for Chicago banker who exchanged loans with Manafort for Trump job MORE.

"I thought their treatment of Manafort was way over the top," Giuliani told CNN. "I think that shouldn’t be allowed."