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Rudy Giuliani Says Mueller Prosecutors Are 'Cowards and Liars' After 'Disgraceful Overzealous' Investigation

Rudy Giuliani, lawyer to President Donald Trump, blasted those who leaked information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian interference in the 2016 election.

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that some of Mueller’s investigators in the Russia probe had told associates that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary did not "adequately" portray the findings of the book-length document.

“The Mueller anonymous leakers are unscrupulous prosecutors,” Giuliani tweeted after the Times report. “They conducted an investigation that was a disgraceful overzealous exercise of government coercion. No case of collusion or obstruction. Now they are leaking what they couldn’t prove. They are cowards and liars.”

According to Barr’s summary, Mueller did not establish that there was a conspiracy or coordination between members of Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government  to influence the presidential election.

Moreover, Barr stated that Mueller’s report did not conclude that the president had obstructed justice, but it did not exonerate him.

Mueller laid out the evidence, and Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded it was not enough to charge the president with obstruction of justice.

ut Barr is under pressure to release in full Mueller’s report in full, along with the underlying evidence uncovered by the special counsel’s team. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday authorized subpoenas for the report if Barr did not release it to Congress.

Barr said he was working to release the Mueller report with redactions by mid-April. Democrats are demanding the full report so that they can draw their own conclusions and not rely on Barr's interpretaion of the findings.

According to The Times and a similar report in The Washington Post, Mueller’s team had prepared its own summaries of the final report with the view that they could be made public.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, wrote to Barr on Thursday demanding to see correspondence between the attorney general and Mueller’s team regarding the report. He also said that Mueller’s summaries should be made public.

“Releasing the summaries—without delay—would begin to allow the American people to judge the facts for themselves,” Nadler wrote.

Nick Akerman, an assistant special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, told MSNBC on Wednesday that Mueller's investigators may have leaked to The Times as a warning to Barr.

“Look at how many people were involved in this investigation that know what the truth is,” Akerman said. “He is really playing with fire here. There's only so much you can do as a political hack and get away with it. He's not going to get away with it because sooner or later that entire report is going to come out. A judge is going to order it.”

Akerman added: “The whole point behind this is to try and get out the statement that 'oh, Trump has been exonerated, he didn't do anything wrong,' so he can go out with his PR program that he's been involved in. That's what it's all about. So the longer you can delay that, the more Trump can go out and go to his rallies and talk about how he's so innocent."

Rudy Giuliani Mueller Report Trump Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and now a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Giuliani called Mueller investigators "cowards and liars." Alex Wong/Getty Images

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