Trump Says Giuliani’s ’87 Pages’ Deep on Mueller Rebuttal: Can’t Finish ‘Until We See the Final Witch Hunt Report’


President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to say that his attorney Rudy Giuliani has prepared 87 pages in a “counter” report against the special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings.

“It has been incorrectly reported that Rudy Giuliani and others will not be doing a counter to the Mueller Report,” Trump tweeted. “That is Fake News. Already 87 pages done, but obviously cannot complete until we see the final Witch Hunt Report.”

Previously, Giuliani had informed the Daily Beast that “the first half,” or 58 pages had been completed.

“[The] second half isn’t done yet,” he said. “It needs an executive summary if it goes over a hundred.”

More recently, Giuliani said his “counter-report” was at 45 pages and growing, so it’s unclear exactly how close it is to being completed and how long the final product will be.

Shedding light on what might be causing the delay, in an interview with The Atlantic this week, Giuliani said he and the president have been working on their Mueller response for months, but described the process as “a nightmare.”

“Answering those questions was a nightmare,” he said. “It took him about three weeks to do what would normally take two days.”

UPDATE: Trump tweeted again about the counter report:

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma