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The FBI is investigating whether Rudy Giuliani leaked information about Hillary Clinton's emails

Giuliani only has his big mouth to blame


Charlie May
May 4, 2017 7:40PM (UTC)

Rudy Giuliani may have found himself in the crosshairs of the FBI Director James Comey, and he has no one to blame except for his big mouth.

On Wednesday, Comey told Senators that the FBI is looking into the possibility that information regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails was leaked by members within the agency to Donald Trump's team — this means Rudy Giuliani, because he served as a surrogate to President Trump's campaign. At the end of October, Comey made a bombshell announcement that the FBI would probe newly discovered emails from Clinton that were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner. But just a few days prior, Giuliani appeared on "Fox and Friends" where he hinted, "We got a couple of surprises left."

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Two days after Comey's announcement, Giuliani appeared on Fox News once again where he appeared to admit that he had knew about exactly what was going to happen in advance. “Did I hear about it? You’re darn right I heard about it,” Giuliani said on Fox News.

During Comey's Senate hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked the FBI head if anyone from the agency leaked this information. “Did anybody in the FBI during this 2016 campaign have contact with Rudy Giuliani about the Clinton investigation?”

“I don’t know yet, but if I find out that people were leaking information about our investigations whether to reporters or private parties, there will be severe consequences,” Comey answered. He added that he is “very, very interested” in knowing if that is in fact what happened.

 


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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