In an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace grilled Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani over revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's report about Donald Trump and his family.
April 21, 2019

In an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace grilled Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani over revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report about Donald Trump and his family.

Giuliani began the interview by complaining about Wallace's first question.

"What you're doing is you're taking the Mueller's report, which is a prosecutor's version of what happened, you're giving it full credit and you're not giving me a chance to explain the other side!" the president's lawyer whined.

"I'm asking you about the other side," Wallace pointed out.

"It's pages of calumny, lies and distortions," Giuliani said.

"You think that's what the report is?" Wallace clarified.

After giving Giuliani a moment to explain Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey -- which led to the special counsel's investigation -- Wallace tried to move on.

"You've got to give me the opportunity to ask you a question," the Fox News host said as Giuliani continued talking over him. "I'm here to ask you some questions [about the report]."

"One of your arguments is that obstruction of justice could not have happened because there is no underlying crime," Wallace continued. "The special counsel said what you just said is not true."

"When did Mueller become God?" Giuliani exclaimed. "We're talking about something that didn't happen. There was no obstruction. Nothing was denied [Mueller], nobody crushed cell phones like Hillary [Clinton] did. Nobody deleted 33,000 emails like Hillary's people did. And nobody bleached a server like Hillary did."

Wallace noted that Trump provided insufficient answers to Mueller in a written interview, saying he did "not recall" 37 times.

"Oh my goodness!" Giuliani shouted sarcastically.

The Fox News host went on to remind Giuliani that Trump accused Clinton of a crime when she said that she told Republicans she couldn't remember details during congressional testimony.

"Hillary Clinton was guilty of the underlying crime," Giuliani insisted. "She did crush the cell phones." It is not a crime to destroy cell phones, and in the case of a former federal employee, it is the only way to dispose of a phone no longer in use to prevent any data from getting into the hands of hostile actors.

"Who made you God as you said about Mueller?" Wallace shouted back. "You're saying, who made Mueller God, and now you're saying whether she was guilty or not."

"I'm not saying she's guilty," Giuliani said, contradicting himself.

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