Much of President Trump’s personal legal team’s focus is currently being sunk into assembling a “counter-report” to whatever special counsel Robert Mueller finds in his ongoing probe, the legal squad’s attack dog Rudy Giuliani told the Daily Beast.
Like the rebuttals of the opposing party that often air after a President’s state of the union, Trump’s lawyers appear to be focusing on complaints they already have about Mueller, since they don’t actually known what his report about Trump will say.
One half of the report — already 58 pages long, according to Giuliani — is devoted to questioning Mueller’s “legitimacy” and any “possible conflicts” among federal investigators — already a favorite smear tactic of the President and his allies.
The latter half will address the substance of Mueller’s findings — though Giuliani admitted to the Daily Beast that there have been some difficulties in pulling together this section, since Trump’s lawyers are still in the dark about what Mueller will conclude.
They’ve undertaken no independent investigation or interviews of their own, according to the Beast, and everything they’re putting in the report is already Google-able.
“I don’t think there’s anything in it that isn’t publicly available in some form or another,” Giuliani said. “There is no [secret] grand jury material here…It’ll be our report, put out on…personal stationary, and it would be in response to their report…We may have to use it in court, or [send to] Congress.”
Giuliani told the Beast that if it exceeds 100 pages it will include an executive summary.