Carl Bernstein: Giuliani's goal is to 'throw bombs' into the Mueller probe

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein on Friday accused Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani of trying to "throw bombs" into special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate 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 MORE's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"Rudy Giuliani is capable of being so reckless as we have seen throughout the campaign and as we are seeing now, that it is very difficult to parse what he is doing and saying, except that he is trying to throw bombs into the Mueller investigation," Bernstein said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

Bernstein's comments came after Giuliani, one of the newest additions to President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE's legal team, sought earlier Friday to clarify comments he made to Fox News this week in which he appeared at times to contradict the president.

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Among the claims that Giuliani made was that Trump fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCountering the ongoing Republican delusion How Biden should sell his infrastructure bill 'Finally, infrastructure week!': White House celebrates T bill MORE last year because Comey would not publicly say that the president was not a target of the Russia investigation.

In a statement on Friday, Giuliani appeared to back away from that statement, saying that the president's decision to dismiss the FBI director fell well within his powers under Article II of the Constitution.

Trump fired Comey in May 2017 for what he initially said was the FBI director's handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State. But Trump later acknowledged that he took the FBI's Russia investigation into consideration when he made the decision to dismiss Comey.

Comey's ouster prompted 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, the most senior Justice Department official overseeing the Russia probe, to appoint Mueller as special counsel.

Trump has denied that there was any coordination between his campaign and Moscow, and has called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt" and a "hoax."