Giuliani: Trump lawyers saw Mueller report Tuesday as they prepared rebuttal

President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE's personal 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 said Thursday that White House lawyers saw 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 on Tuesday — two days before its release to the public — as they prepared a rebuttal.

"I read every page. ... We started on Tuesday night," Giuliani said on Fox News shortly after the redacted report was released. "We went to the Justice Department, in a secured room. We couldn't take it out, we couldn't photograph it."

Giuliani said that he and White House lawyers Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowCohen challenges Sekulow to testify about Trump Tower meetings Cohen says Trump attorney told him to say Trump Tower talks ended earlier than they did Cohen told lawmakers that Trump lawyer Sekulow instructed him to lie about Moscow tower project: report MORE, Marty Raskin and Jane Raskin each reviewed the entire redacted report before sharing their thoughts.


They did not receive their own copy of the report but were allowed to take notes, Giuliani added.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Trump's legal team had early access to the report and discussed it with Justice Department officials.

Giuliani told the Wall Street Journal that Trump's legal team received “no guidance on our counter-report" from the Justice Department.

Democrats slammed Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrPelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Five takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump declassification move unnerves Democrats MORE and the Justice Department following the New York Times report, saying the White House getting the report early dented the Justice Department's credibility.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Trump asks if Nadler will look into Clinton's 'deleted and acid washed' emails Trump tweets conservative commentator's criticism of FBI director MORE (D-N.Y.) said he was "deeply troubled" by the Times report that the White House was briefed on the Mueller report.

"I’m deeply troubled by reports that the WH is being briefed on the Mueller report AHEAD of its release. Now, DOJ is informing us we will not receive the report until around 11/12 tomorrow afternoon — AFTER Barr’s press conference. This is wrong," he tweeted.

"News reports suggesting that the White House was briefed on the #MuellerReport ahead of its release and that the DOJ intends to brief the press before receipt of the report are troubling," Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeDems probe DOJ's handling of civil rights violations by law enforcement Reparations: The 'lost cause' of black politics? Dem lawmaker says Trump 'has in many respects become a dictator' MORE (D-Texas) tweeted.

A redacted version of the report was released Thursday on the Justice Department's website, shortly after Barr delivered a summary of the findings and took questions from reporters.