By The Blaze. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he will make a request that will lead to the end of the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign. . .
Giulani is calling for a review from the Department of Justice of the documents that led to the opening of Mueller’s investigation, and believes that this will reinvigorate the accusation that the probe was illegitimate and should be ended.
Giuliani, who is one of Trump’s defense lawyers, spoke to the Associated Press about his claim that accusations of “spying” on the Trump campaign may delegitimize Mueller’s investigation.
“If the spying was inappropriate,” he said. that means we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation.”
“Coupled with Comey’s illegally leaked memos,” Giuliani explained, “this means the whole thing was a mistake and should never have happened.” (Read more from “Giuliani Says New Information Should End Mueller’s Investigation – Here’s Why” HERE)
Giuliani: White House Wants Briefing on Classified Info
By Associated Press. President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe.
Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, told The Associated Press on Friday that the White House hopes to get a readout of the information next week, particularly about the use of a longtime government informant who approached members of Trump’s campaign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. Trump has made unproven claims of FBI misconduct and political bias and has denounced the asset as “a spy.” . . .
Suggesting that the probe was launched on the backs of inappropriately obtained information was Giuliani’s latest effort to discredit the investigation by painting it as a purely political event. The FBI began a counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 to determine if Trump campaign associates were coordinating with Russia to tip the election. The investigation was opened after the hacking of Democratic emails that intelligence officials later formally attributed to Russia. (Read more from “Giuliani: White House Wants Briefing on Classified Info” HERE)