Rudy Giuliani is missing this critical point on the Mueller probe
(CNN)Of late, a particularly misleading canard has emerged among those seeking to discredit the special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller: That the former FBI boss has moved well beyond his original mandate to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tried to make just that argument during a sitdown with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” Sunday.
- “Any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation”
- “The authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, the Special Counsel’s investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; and to conduct appeals arising out of the matter being investigated and/or prosecuted.” (That’s language from the portion of the Code of Federal Regulations referenced in (iii).)