Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani just dropped a bombshell on Fox News, bragging that he knew the FBI planned to review more emails tied to Hillary Clinton before a public announcement about the investigation last week and confirming that the agency leaked information to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Giuliani, who has boasted about his close ties to the FBI, has recently dropped a series of hints that he knew in advance that rogue FBI agents hostile to Hillary Clinton were planning to leak information about the newly uncovered emails. Two days before FBI Director James Comey made the announcement, Giuliani told Fox News that the Trump’s campaign had “a couple of surprises left” for the final week of the election.
“You’ll see, and I think it will be enormously effective,” he said in an interview with Fox News.
This is one of many clues that has led to suspicion that someone in the FBI is leaking information to Giuliani and the Trump campaign.
The Huffington Post cited an article from The Daily Beast’s Wayne Barrett, who exposed those suspicions , detailing how Giuliani’s ties to the agency date back to his days as a U.S. attorney in the 1980s.
Giuliani confirmed that notion Friday during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” but insisted he had nothing to do with Comey’s decision to announce the probe prior to Election Day ― a move that both Republicans and Democrats have condemned.
“I did nothing to get it out, I had no role in it,” 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.”
Watch the interview below:
Comey had said in July that while there was “evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”