Giuliani says he was leaked information about emails days in advance of Comey letter

https://thinkprogress.org/rudy-giuliani-fbi-leaks-trumpland-d5cc407ba79f?source=rss—-e5293acf313e—4

“You’re darn right I heard about it.”CREDIT: Fox News screengrabDuring an Friday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani admitted “former FBI agents” leaked information to him about the Bureau’s renewed interest in Hillary Clinton’s emails days before the story became public knowledge on October 28.Host Brian Kilmeade asked Giuliani about comments he made on Fox & Friends on October 25 — three days before FBI Director James Comey wrote a letter to congressional Republicans informing them the Bureau was taking a look at newly discovered emails. That morning, Giuliani said, “I think he’s [Donald Trump] 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.”One of them was apparently the Comey letter about the renewed investigation into Clinton, which created a political firestorm and a fresh line of attack for Trump during the campaign’s closing days.On Friday morning, Kilmeade asked Giuliani, “A couple days before [the Comey letter] broke, you’re on with Martha McCallum, and you looked at Martha and go, ‘Well look out, something’s coming down,’ and it certainly did. What did you know?”Giuliani — a former Associate Attorney General and U.S. Attorney in the Reagan administration — replied that while he’s “not a part of it at all,” he heard “former FBI agents telling me that there’s a revolution going on inside the FBI and it’s now at a boiling point.”Later, Giuliani added, “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, and I can’t even repeat the language that I heard from the former FBI agents.”https://medium.com/media/2ef064a5b7dde10062fd2fb74db797a6/hrefFederal law and longstanding FBI policy prohibit employees from trying to influence elections. But as the Guardian reported Friday, “the FBI is Trumpland.” Since Comey’s letter, FBI agents have leaked information about a separate investigation into the Clinton Foundation — one that has continued despite the Department of Justice concluding last February there was no wrongdoing worth investigating, according to a Wall Street Journal report.Fox News anchor Bret Baier went a step further Wednesday night and said “two separate sources with intimate knowledge of what’s going on with these FBI investigations” told him an indictment resulting from the investigation into the Clinton Foundation is likely.Baier’s claim is contradicted by the WSJ report. But the leaks and the political agenda they support are significant in and of themselves. On Thursday, ThinkProgress reported that the FBI has launched an internal investigation into one of its own Twitter accounts after that account shared a document dump pertaining to a long-dormant investigation into Bill Clinton.The chilling implications of the FBI’s latest attack on Hillary ClintonA memo sent by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to all DOJ staff this March says employees must “ensure that politics does not compromise the integrity of our work. While always important, we should be particularly mindful of these rules in an election year.”Giuliani says he was leaked information about emails days in advance of Comey letter was originally published in ThinkProgress on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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