So is the FBI feeding Giuliani information to help the Trump campaign? Based on Giuliani’s own words, it certainly seems so. And if it is indeed true, what he is doing is very illegal.
On October 26 Rudy Giuliani told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that Trump had “a surprise or two that you’re going to hear about in the next two days.”
“I’m talking about some pretty big surprise.”
— Correct The Record (@CorrectRecord) November 4, 2016
And then — lo and behold — two days later, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress saying that they had found some emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer that may or may not be related to the investigation of Hillary’s private email server.
According to the Daily Beast, when Giuliani was a U.S. attorney and when he was the Mayor of New York he had close ties with the FBI in New York. And Giuliani’s former law firm represents the FBI Agents Association.
So is the FBI feeding Giuliani information to help the Trump campaign? Based on Giuliani’s own words, it certainly seems so. And, if it is indeed true, what he is doing is very illegal.
On Friday morning, Giuliani appeared on Fox & Friends to talk about the leaks and his ties to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton. He seemed very proud of himself boasting about things being ‘up his sleeve’ to assure a Trump win on election day.
Rudy Giuliani on Clinton/FBI: "I did nothing to get it out, I had no role in it. Did I hear about it? You’re darn right I heard about it…" pic.twitter.com/Xx8lTuxfsE
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) November 4, 2016
When Giuliani was questioned about his comments to MacCallum bragging that he already knew something big was about to happen, he said,
“I’m not part of it at all. All I heard were former FBI agents telling me that there’s revolution going on inside the FBI and it’s now at a boiling point, and —”
Brian Kilmeade cut him off saying, “So you had a general idea that something was coming.”
“I, I had expected this for the last, honestly to tell you the truth, I thought it was going to be about three or four weeks ago, because back, way back in July this started, they kept getting stymied looking for subpoenas, looking for records.”
“I did nothing to get it out, and I had no role in it,” he said. But in the next breath, he said: “Did I hear about it? You’re darn right I heard about it, and I can’t even repeat the language that I heard from the former FBI agents.”
Then on Friday evening, Giuliani gave an interview to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer where he tried to walk back and minimize the comments he made two days before Comey’s letter came out. He went from days of insinuating and bragging that he had inside info to saying no, no, no…he knew nothing. Apparently someone finally told him that his rhetoric could get him and the Trump campaign in some trouble.
When Blitzer asked him about the things he said to MacCallum, he backtracked and said,
“In that particular situation, I was actually talking about the advertising campaign that you were referencing earlier, that I knew was going to come as a big surprise.”
Blitzer brought up the Fox & Friends interview and asked what exactly Giuliani knew and what exactly has he been implying. Giuliani said that he was “real careful not to talk to any on-duty, active FBI agents,” but he had “a lot of friends who are retired FBI agents, close, personal friends.”
When Blitzer pressed him and showed him proof that he really has been saying the things that he now claims are false, Giuliani said,
“I had no information about that at all. That came as a complete surprise to me, except to the extent that maybe it wasn’t as much of a surprise to me because I had been hearing for quite some time that there was a lot of — I don’t know how you would describe it, maybe revolution is too strong a word — but a lot of debate and anger within the FBI about the way they were being treated by the Justice Department.”
After seeing Giuliani’s interviews over the past few days, Clinton spokesperson Brian Fallon said, “This sure seems like adequate grounds for an Inspector General review.”
This sure seems like adequate grounds for an Inspector General review.https://t.co/EEJIfrFB0H
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 4, 2016
As reported by the Washington Post,
“In a letter, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) also called on the Inspector General to investigate leaks and referenced Giuliani’s comments.
“These unauthorized and inaccurate leaks from within the FBI, particularly so close to a presidential election, are unprecedented,” the legislators wrote.”
So Rudy Giuliani is bragging that the FBI is helping him to get Trump elected….but Hillary is the one who’s corrupt and crooked.
Yeah OK….sounds legit.