Rudy Giuliani wants special counsel Robert Mueller investigated for destruction of FBI evidence.
His comments came during two interviews with Hill.TV.
Specifically, Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, accused Mueller’s office of allowing text messages to be erased from now-fired FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, The Hill reported.
Strzok and Page helped start the Russia probe in 2016.
“Mueller should be investigated for destruction of evidence for allowing those text messages from Strzok to be erased, messages that would show the state of mind and tactics of his lead anti-Trump FBI agent at the start of his probe,” Giuliani said.
Strzok and Page had exchanged thousands of text messages during 2016 and 2017. Some of them discussed their distaste for Trump, which has led the GOP to accuse them of being part of an FBI conspiracy to take down Trump
“That should be investigated, damn it, that should be investigated fully,” Giuliani said. “You want a special counsel, get one for that.”.
But asked by Hill.TV is Mueller should be the last special counsel appointed by the Justice Department, Giuliani said: “I never like to say never but I must say I have great pause after seeing the abuses in this investigation.”