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Rudy Giuliani demands CNN apologize for its coverage of President Trump during Robert Mueller investigation


'Before we talk about obstruction...'

Image source: CNN video screenshot

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Monday called for an apology from CNN over the way the network covered his client during the collusion investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

What are the details?

After a two-year investigation into any possible ties between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia, the special counsel revealed Friday that it did not find that anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

CNN had dedicated significant resources and air-time covering the Mueller probe with fervor, to the extent even one of the network's own reporters declared last year that Russia is "all we talk about" in spite of voters repeatedly saying "they don't care." CNN was one of many outlets that assumed the report would bring bad news for Trump.

During a sit-down with CNN's Chris Cuomo to discuss the findings, Giuliani unleashed on the host in a heated exchange, saying, "You guys on this network have tortured [President Trump] for two years with collusion and nobody's apologizing.

"Before we talk about obstruction, apologize," Giuliani demanded.

An indignant Cuomo responded, "Not a chance. Not a chance. Not a chance."

"Well, of course you're not," Giuliani hit back. "Of course, you're not, because you're not being fair."

In an apparent attempt to calm Giuliani, Cuomo said, "No, please, you know better than that."

"No, I don't know better," Giuliani said. "I am outraged by the behavior of these networks," he continued, and asked Cuomo again for an apology, which was denied.

Giuliani went on to add that the New York Times, The Washington Post, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should also apologize, Fox News reported.

Anything else?

Following the conclusion of the Mueller report, Giuliani "has been demanding apologies from media networks and politicians alike for dragging Trump's name," according to the Daily Mail.

The former New York City mayor has taken to calling folks out on Twitter, naming Schiff, former CIA Director John Brennan, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). for falsely claiming there was evidence of collusion.

He further declared, "If CNN, NBC, MSNBC et al can realize their overreactions, then we have hope for fairer treatment in the future."

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