She strays from her prepared remarks to push back on the ranking Republican, going on to conclude: ‘Trump must be held to account’

President Trump, while in London, did not answer a question today on whether he still has confidence in his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani but did ask why it’s “a big deal” that he made phone calls to the White House.

“So somebody said he made a phone call into the White House? What difference does that make? I don’t know. Is that supposed to be a big deal? I don’t think so,” Trump said.

“Rudy’s a great gentlemen and they’re after him only because he’s done such a good job. He was very effective against Mueller and the Mueller hoax,” Trump continued.

Why this matters: In the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report released Tuesday new phone records were uncovered showing a web of communications between Giuliani, his associate Lev Parnas, Congressman Devin Nunes, and the White House budget’s office.

Trump was asked earlier why Giuliani would call OMB specifically, but he only said: “I don’t really know.”