During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed that Trump and his allies are using a “very specific, very political strategy to undermine [the Mueller] investigation” as part of a public relations campaign to stave off impeachment.
Giuliani’s comments demonstrate that Trump and his legal team are working to undermine the Mueller investigation in the eyes of the public due to their belief that impeachment proceedings could be an inevitability:
“Of course we have to [be aggressive in these attacks] to defend the president. We’re defending … um — to a large extent remember, Dana, we’re defending here … It is for public opinion. Because eventually the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach. Members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, are going to be informed a lot by their constituents. And so our jury is — as it should be — is the American people. And the American people, yes, are … Republicans, largely, independents, pretty substantially, and even some Democrats now question the legitimacy of [the Mueller investigation].”
Read more about Giuliani’s comments and the interview here in New York Magazine.