Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's attorney, doesn't think Trump should have to explain his tweets.
Giuliani appeared on CNN's New Day on Monday to opaquely defend Trump's accusations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump on Sunday tweeted that Mueller, who is leading the investigation into whether the Trump campaign was involved with Russia's interference in the 2016 election, has "conflicts of interest," including a "very nasty and contentious business relationship" with Trump.
CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked for some clarity on what that entailed, but Giuliani claimed he couldn't explain. He merely insisted that there was some dispute that "wasn't settled, even to this day" — but said it should be Mueller who provides the details. "How can the president make this claim, and not support it?" asked a bewildered Camerota, to which Giuliani responded simply: "Because he doesn't have to."
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"Why is it up to Robert Mueller to have to support the president's tweet?" continued Camerota. "Because he has the conflict," Giuliani insisted. Watch the mystifying moment below, via CNN. Summer Meza
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