Giuliani May Have Just Admitted Trump Obstructed Justice By Firing Comey: Watch
Donald Trump’s new attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News on Wednesday where he talked about why he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
According to the former New York mayor, Trump fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation.”
“He’s entitled to that. Hillary Clinton got that and he couldn’t get that,” Giuliani said. “So he fired him and he said, ‘I’m free of this guy.’”
Giuliani on Trump being interview by Mueller: "Are they objective? A lot of things point in the direction that they think James Comey is telling the truth and not the president."
Argues Trump was justified in firing Comey because he wouldn't say Trump wasn't a target. pic.twitter.com/YzCb8l9ggh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 3, 2018
Giuliani’s statement contradicts everything Trump had said about why he fired Comey. According to the president, he fired Comey over non-Russia related matters.
But, Trump did cite the Russia investigation as part of his reasoning to fire Comey shortly after he did so last year.
“Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey,” Trump said during an interview with “NBC Nightly News,” last May, insisting “there was no good time to do it.”
“And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story,’” Trump said.
So which was it? Did Trump fire Comey because he was the target of his Russia investigation or was there another reason?