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Rudy Giuliani called Mueller's staff 'rabid Democrats' and 'sneaky, unethical leakers' after new report

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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, raged against "sneaky, unethical leakers" and "rabid Democrats" involved in the Mueller probe during an interview with Fox News.

Giuliani was responding after The New York Times reported that some investigators on special counsel Robert Mueller's team believe their findings were more damaging to president Trump than the attorney general claimed in his summary.

Speaking to Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night, Giuliani - who has claimed the Mueller report into Russian collusion exonerates the president - resumed his claims that the investigators are partisan hacks, a line he often pursued before the report concluded.

The Times report cited associates of the investigators, who believe Attorney General William Barr was overly generous to Trump in his four-page summary of the report.

Of the Times report, Giuliani said: "it makes the point that we've been making for two years. Despite all the media reports about how holy and sanctimonious the Mueller team is, they are a bunch of sneaky, unethical leakers. And they are rabid Democrats who hate the President of the United States."

He went on to attack the investigators as serial leakers of information.

"And I can't tell you how much false information they leaked during the course of the investigation. How many people are going to be indicted that didn't get indicted?"

"How many - how many blockbusters were there? Starting with (former Trump campaign aide George) Papadopoulos and ending with (former Trump lawyer Michael) Cohen who turns out to be a serial liar. I mean, how could you have any confidence in this?"

"Despite all the media reports about how holy and sanctimonious the Mueller team is, they are a bunch of sneaky, unethical leakers," Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News. © Charles Krupa "Despite all the media reports about how holy and sanctimonious the Mueller team is, they are a bunch of sneaky, unethical leakers," Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News. In a follow-up tweet in the early hours of the morning, Giuliani renewed his attacks. 

He said: "The NYT story about unspecified troubling findings in report is as accurate as the NYT saying Mueller's staff didn't leak. Who leaked this ... Mueller's unethical staff. This proves they are Angry Democrats who couldn't find or create evidence to support collusion or obstruction."

Giuliani's portrayal of Mueller's investigators as serial leakers is likely to baffle close observers of the probe, who have noted how tightly the investigation's conclusions were guarded. Mueller himself delivered no public statements during the entire investigation.

Since Mueller submitted his long-anticipated report to Barr on March 22, battle has raged between Republicans - who declared victory and say Trump is innocent - and Democrats, who have demanded to see the report in full.

Barr in his summary of its findings claimed that evidence by Mueller's investigators did not warrant charging Trump and his campaign with collusion. He also said the report stops short of exonerating the president, and that investigators declined to reach a conclusion on obstruction of justice charges.

The Times reported that some of Mueller's team are concerned that Barr's summary will have determined public understanding of the report before its full release.

Investigators have told associates that information they uncovered on allegations Trump obstructed justice was "more acute than Barr suggested," a source told the Washington Post in a follow-up report early Thursday.

Though hailing the results of the report, in a CNN interview on March 26, Giuliani declared that "I would have to disagree" when asked if he agreed with Trump's claim that Mueller acted honorably in how he conducted the probe.

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