During his streak of interviews Wednesday night and Thursday, Rudy Giuliani brazenly called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in both the Russia probe and the investigation into Michael Cohen, escalating the Trump legal team’s rhetoric about about the federal investigations involving President Donald Trump.
First, during his interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, Giuliani called on Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
“I know the President is heartbroken over this. It isn’t that he’s angry, he’s heartbroken. He never expected this from Jeff,” he said. “The two of them can redeem themselves, Sessions and Rosenstein: They should order the investigation over.”
“I believe that Attorney General Sessions, my good friend, and Rosenstein, who I don’t know, I believe they should come in the interest of justice, and end this investigation,” Giuliani added. “There’s been too much government misconduct.”
Trump himself has long labeled the Russia investigation a “witch hunt,” and his legal team has pushed for Mueller’s team to bring the probe to a quick conclusion. But Giuliani upped the ante Wednesday night by calling on Sessions to step in and shut the probe down, despite his recusal from the Russia investigation.
Giuliani then told The Hill on Thursday that Sessions should investigate those carrying out the probe into Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney. Giuliani was angered by an NBC News report that federal investigators wiretapped Cohen’s phones.
“I am waiting for the attorney general to step in, in his role as defender of justice, and put these people under investigation,” Giuliani told The Hill.
He argued that investigators breached attorney-client privilege by spying on Cohen. In an interview with The Hill, he predicted a conversation with Trump on the news.
“He is going to say to me, ‘Isn’t there an attorney-client privilege?’” Giuliani said Trump would ask him. “And I am going to tell him, ‘No, the Department of Justice seems to want to trample all over the Constitution of the United States.’”