Thursday, May 3, 2018

Rudy Giuliani: James Comey 'Lied,' Should Be Investigated
Image: Rudy Giuliani: James Comey 'Lied,' Should Be InvestigatedFormer FBI Director James Comey "lied three or four times" under oath, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now part of President Donald Trump's legal team, said Thursday morning, while arguing that the basis for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion is "dead" and the probe should be closed. 
"I contend the only crimes committed so far in this investigation are the ones they committed, the government committed," Giuliani told  Fox News' "Fox and Friends." 

"Comey leaked to get a special prosecutor," he said.
Wednesday night, in an interview on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Giuliani said Comey should be prosecuted for his statements.

"Sorry, Jim, you are a liar," he told show host Sean Hannity. "A disgraceful liar. Comey should be prosecuted for leaking confidential FBI information when he leaked his report intended to develop a special prosecutor for the president of the United States." 
Giuliani on Thursday also complained that Trump's legal team must "go there and prepare" the president "for this silly deposition about a case in which he supposedly colluded with the Russians." 
"There is no evidence of that," said Giuliani. "Everybody forgets the basis of the case is dead. Sessions should step in and close it, and say enough's enough." 
Comey is "not a terrible person," Giuliani said Thursday, while confirming that he believes Comey is a "liar." He also leabeled Comey's former deputy director Andrew McCabe as a liar as well.

Comey not only said Trump wasn't a target of his investigation, but "completely botched" the investigation against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, said Giuliani.

"His handling of that was disgraceful," said Giuliani. "How he can be put up as a model of credibility?"

Further, he said McCabe is lying about allegedly leaking information to The Wall Street Journal about an investigation in October 2016, reports The Blaze. McCabe has said he was authorized to make the leak and claimed Comey knew about it, although he would not say that Comey authorized the leak.

However, during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey said he denied ever authorizing leaks to the media while he was the FBI director.
"McCabe is not telling the truth," said Giuliani. "Why wouldn't he go to his boss who is the leaker in chief...why wouldn't McCabe go to him and say 'can I do what did you, boss? Can I leak, too illegally and unethically?'"

Meanwhile, Giuliani also discussed the possibility of Trump speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller, "we would allow only" 2½ hours.

"We have given them 1.2 million documents, and didn't fight with them over it," said Giuliani. "We could have raised presidential privilege, other privileges. We gave them a complete picture of what's going on. They should be able to do this. If they have a case in two and a half hours or they want to dispose of it."

Earlier in the morning, Judge Andrew Napolitano commented that Giuliani would not want to aggravate the investigative committee, but Giuliani said that was "tough luck."
"The cards have been dealt." he said. "If you do it for Clinton, I'm sorry. Maybe give us all the things Clinton got. Like the memo written before the interview. Like no under oaths. Like making up his mind before he ever interviewed her. And your lawyers in the room, all of whom are witnesses sitting there making signals at you."

Giuliani would not rate the chances about whether Trump would talk with Mueller, but said they were better before the raid on Cohen's office.

"Before they raided a lawyer's office, which will turn out to be an outrageous violation of the attorney-client privilege, before they put out the questions, and completely soiled the atmosphere, the chances were pretty good," said Giuliani. "Now, we're going to have some convincing to do. Have to convince us they can be objective and not out to get [Trump]."

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