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'It's Your Fault!': Trump Reportedly Berated Giuliani and Blamed Him for Putting Don Jr. at Legal Risk

The president also revealed that his current attorney general wasn't his first pick.

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President Donald Trump is reportedly raging as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation gets closer to the president and his family.

A startling passage in a Tuesday Vanity Fair report described Trump criticizing Giuliani by revealing he wanted the lawyer to be his nominee for attorney general.

“It’s your fault! I offered you attorney general, but you insisted on being secretary of state," Trump raged. "Had I picked you none of this would be happening.” 

The president's mood has been one of seething anger.

Vanity Fair reports:

Over the weekend, Jared Kushner described Trump’s mood as “rip-shit,” according to one of the advisers. “Total meltdown” was how another adviser put it. “He’s extremely frustrated,” a Republican close to the White House said.

A focus of Trump's fury is reported to be a belief that his previous legal team let him down by "waiving executive privilege to cooperate fully with Mueller."

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Chris Sosa is the former Senior Editor of AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.