Mueller Is Treating Paul Manafort ‘Like a Terrorist’ Says Rudy Giuliani
Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, says Robert Mueller and his FBI Special Counsel are treating the POTUS’ former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, “like a terrorist.”
Giuliani appeared on NBC News on Wednesday morning where he responded to a New York Times report that claims one of Manafort’s attorney’s briefed Trump’s lawyers on his client’s conversations and details of his cooperation with the special counsel.
Giuliani said, in response to that piece, that Mueller’s team was treating “Manafort like he’s a terrorist, incarcerating him before trial, solitary incarceration and repeated questioning.”
In the Trump administration’s further attempts to discredit Mueller and the FBI, Giuliani said the report “shows they are willing to exert unusual pressure that could tempt someone to lie and get out of jail,” echoing Trump’s repeated claims that the Mueller team is trying to get his allies to lie in order to formulate a favorable plea deal.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump was in full on “freak out mode” on Wednesday morning, angrily tweeted his own attack on Mueller and his team.
While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts & they will get relief. This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2018
Giuliani also continued his attack on Andrew Weissman. “One of these committed Democrats has done something very similar in other cases and has a disturbing history of ethical misconduct,” he said. While Guiliani didn’t call out Weissman by name, his comment seemed to stem from a Tuesday remark in which he claimed Weissman had a “history” of prosecutorial misconduct.
Trump’s lawyer’s attacks started after Mueller’s team announced on Tuesday that Manafort repeatedly lied to the Special Counsel in violation of his non-defunct plea deal.
Manafort’s attorneys have disputed the Special Counsel’s claims and say Manafort “believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government’s characterization or that he has breached the agreement.”