President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that he was “confident” there would “be no evidence of anything really bad” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.
But, in an interview with CBS News’ Margaret Brennan, Giuliani stopped short of saying there would be no evidence of obstruction of justice in the report, a question that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of the expansive document left open.
“Are you confident there will be no evidence of obstruction of justice in these 400 pages?” Brennan asked Giuliani.
“I’m going to tell you why I’m confident there will be no evidence of anything really bad,” Giuliani said, before pivoting to a separate point and accusing Mueller’s team of leaking to reporters “all along” during the investigation.
Giuliani also punted on whether Trump would release his written answers to questions from Mueller.
“Once it’s all over, maybe. Let’s see what the attorney general does first,” he said.
Giuliani said earlier in the interview: “I guarantee you, except for little quibbles, I’m not worried about the report at all. There’s no way those two good lawyers [Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein] would have written that kind of letter if there’s any issue.”
Asked about Trump’s thinking on a potential pardon for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Giuliani — who represents Trump as his personal lawyer, not as a White House lawyer — said that “yes,” he and Trump had discussed pardons “at the very beginning, and decided the whole question of pardons would be put off.”
Giuliani: "I guarantee you, except for little quibbles, I'm not worried about the report at all." pic.twitter.com/3WnxeSLjjf
— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) April 7, 2019