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Giuliani: Mueller should be investigated for destruction of FBI evidence

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said that special counsel Robert Mueller should be investigated for the destruction of FBI evidence in the Russia case in 2019.

Giuliani made the remarks in wide-ranging interviews with Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton and The Hill newspaper’s investigative journalist John Solomon on Wednesday and Thursday.

Trump’s close aide accused Mueller’s office of destroying evidence by allowing text messages from fired FBI official Peter Strzok and his FBI companion, Lisa Page, to be erased in the Russia probe.

“Mueller should be investigated for destruction of evidence for allowing those text messages from Strzok to be erased, messages that would show the state of mind and tactics of his lead anti-Trump FBI agent at the start of his probe,” Giuliani said.

Mueller was appointed by the US Justice Department to lead the probe a week after Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading a federal investigation into possible collusion with Russia.

US special counsel Robert Mueller

US intelligence agencies claim Russia-linked hackers provided WikiLeaks with damaging information -- in the form of thousands of hacked emails -- about Clinton to skew the 2016 presidential election in favor of Trump.

Several people connected with Trump's campaign and presidency have been charged so far, the president has repeatedly denied allegations and condemned the ongoing investigations a “Witch Hunt for evil politics.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has also denied the allegations.

He has also described his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention (DNC), as being the real colluders with Russia.

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