More trouble for Rudy Giuliani, ex-Prznint Stupid’s Stupidest lawyer ™ as it turns out that he is an untrustworthy liar. Shocking, I know.
Rudy Giuliani has admitted to Department of Justice investigators that he was bullshitting when, in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, he said in a radio interview that he’d heard “rumors” about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails from “active” FBI agents.
I’m shocked, shocked I say. But Her Emails was a scam?
The president’s personal lawyer admitted in a voluntary interview with the DOJ’s inspector general that “he had not been in contact with any active FBI agents in October 2016, and stated that he had only spoken with former agents who did not have any direct or indirect knowledge of FBI investigations in October 2016,” inspector general wrote in a report released Thursday, almost five years after the saga.
Five years too late. Think of what a different world we would have if Hair Füror had not been installed by Putin. And let’s face it, But Her Emails was misinformation directed from the Kremlin who hacked her emails and released them via WikiLeaks, and our Failed Political Press ™ lapped it up like milk.
In a Fox News interview on October 26, 2016, Giuliani had teased that then presidential candidate Donald Trump had some tricks up his sleeve that would elate his supporters. “I think he’s got a surprise or two that you’re going to hear about in the next few days. I mean, I’m talking about some pretty big surprises,” he said. Just two days later, then FBI director James Comey dropped a pre-election bombshell by announcing that the agency would reopen its inquiry into whether Hillary Clinton had mishandled classified information. Republicans seized on the opportunity to smear Trump’s opponent. Giuliani gloated about it on a radio show that same day, saying he was hearing “rumors” from “active” FBI agents that they supported Comey’s decision to backtrack and reopen the email probe.
¡GASP! Rudy lied on Pravda competitor Fox News and no one called him out? Oh, the infamy!
Same story but framed differently by The WaPo…
“DOJ probe fails to ﬁnd source of FBI leaks or evidence Giuliani had inside information about Hillary Clinton investigation,”
“The report issued Thursday by Inspector General Michael Horowitz said there were ‘substantial media contacts’ with numerous FBI employees, but the evidence could not determine ‘whether these media contacts resulted in the disclosure of nonpublic information.’ Horowitz faulted what he called ‘a cultural attitude at the FBI that was far too permissive of unauthorized media contacts in 2016.”’
In other words, Comey’s FBI was leaking like a sieve to the press, but they could not find any active employee who specifically leaked to Giuliani. Put the two stories together and you have a pretty complete picture: Rudy lied to confirm stories that Putin had planted, and the press fell for it; the FBI sat by and did nothing.