Rudy Giuliani is getting pretty blunt about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. President Trump's lawyer called the origins of the probe "illegitimate."
"I'm not saying Mueller is illegitimate. I'm saying the basis on which he was appointed is illegitimate," Giuliani said.
During an interview with CNN Sunday, Giuliani defended Trump's repeated attacks on the probe.
And he suggested that the criticism is part of an effort to discredit the investigation in the eyes of the American people.
He said, in part, "It is the public opinion, because eventually the decision here is going to be impeach or not impeach."
Trump has continued to slam the probe on Twitter in recent days, calling it "rigged" and "phony."
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.