(POLITICO) -- Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney, on Sunday dinged an investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election as illegitimate.
Asked in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” whether he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is legitimate, Giuliani responded, “Not anymore.”
“I did when I came in, but now I see ‘Spygate,‘” Giuliani told host Dana Bash, referencing a term used by Trump to described revelations that an informant made contact with his campaign as part of an FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the election. Trump has lambasted the Mueller and Justice Department, calling the ongoing investigation an effort to undermine the validity of his election.
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