Sunday morning on ABC's 'This Week,' Trump legal team spokesman Rudy Giuliani said the Mueller probe targeting President Trump was "the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen" and said he was amazed "that the Justice Department is allowing it to go forward."
"How you could end up hiring a group of people that are as prejudiced and biased as this group is extraordinary," the former prosecutor said about the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. "And then how you could expect us to just walk our -- our client like a lamb going to the slaughter, we wouldn’t be lawyers if we would do that."
"I’ve never seen an investigation with texts from FBI agents [disparaging the president during and after the election]. Now seven of them that have such extraordinary bias against the person... That's the investigation he inherited, and a lot of the testimony he inherited," he explained.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I was struck by an op-ed in the Washington Post this weekend by Bill Frist, the former Senate Republican leader. He’s saying basically that the White House should stop attacking Robert Mueller, should simply cooperate.
He says, "It isn’t easy to tell a president of your own party that he is wrong but the assault on Mueller’s investigation does not help the president or his party. When Trump talks about firing the special counsel or his power to pardon himself, he makes it seem as though he has something to hide. The president must remember that only Mueller’s exoneration can lift the cloud hanging over the White House."
RUDY GIULIANI: Well, I -- you know, Bill’s a good guy but he’s not a lawyer, I don’t think, nor has he ever defended someone who’s being wrongfully accused. The reality is that there are biases that have to be explored surrounding Mueller. How -- how you could end up hiring a group of people that are as prejudiced and biased as this group -- in their record, at least -- is extraordinary.
And then how you could expect us to just walk our -- our client like a lamb going to the slaughter, we wouldn’t be lawyers if we would do that.
He wants to testify.
STEPHANOPOULOS: It’s hard to believe that anymore, Mayor.
GIULIANI: Well it is hard to believe, given all the things that have been shown about how tainted this investigation is. This is the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen, that the Justice Department is allowing to go forward.
I’ve never seen an investigation with text from FBI agents. Now seven of them that have such extraordinary bias against the person --
STEPHANOPOULOS: That pre-dated Robert Mueller.
GIULIANI: Well that’s -- but that’s the investigation he inherited with a lot of the testimony that he inherited. And then he went ahead and didn’t do anything to purge himself of that.
STEPHANOPOULOS: He fired him.
GIULIANI: He fired him after somebody else found out. Well, how about looking at the texts of all of his people. Does his number two guy, his number three guy, his number four guy have similar texts in which they’re talking about how much they hate Trump? I don’t know.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Final question, the president has also put out tweets questioning the constitutionality of the special counsel. He said the appointment of special counsel is totally unconstitutional, despite that they (ph) play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong.
Is that going to be a part of the president’s formal defense, that the special counsel --
GIULIANI: Well that’s -- that’s based on several articles, the most prominent of which from Professor Calabrese, in which he argues that the -- given the way this particular independent council that’s appointed is unconstitutional.
Frankly, we haven’t really researched that with the depth that we should see if we would raise it. Of course, you raise every argument in favor of your client. So it would be hard for us to reject that from such a prominent person as Professor Calabrese.