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It is a bit difficult to discern some of Rudy Giuliani’s recent unhinged ramblings, but he definitely lays all his cards on the table. On Friday morning, the most enthusiastic Trump surrogate of all paid a visit to Fox & Friends. There, he admitted how he (and presumably, the rest of the Trump campaign) knew the FBI was going to investigate Clinton-linked emails again.
Giuliani’s declaration also comes on the heels of him hinting that it may have been him and some of his FBI allies that reignited this investigation, less than two weeks from the election. The probe began after the FBI discovered more Clinton-related emails while looking into disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting-with-a-minor investigation. Giuliani has not been shy in boasting about his connections to the FBI, and Friday indicates that there may be someone in the bureau leaking information to him. Adorned in his finest bow tie, Giuliani seemed to confirm those rumors, but he denied he actually pushed them to get the probe going again:
“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….I had expected this for the last, honestly, to tell you the truth, I thought it was going to be about three or four weeks ago, because way back in July this started, they kept getting stymied looking for subpoenas, looking for records.”
It has been widely reported that the FBI was aware of these newly uncovered emails, which is why the timing of the announcement (so close to the election) riled some people up. On Thursday night, Giuliani also doubled down on his thoughts by telling Sean Hannity that President Obama should not pardon her for any crimes that she may be charged with. However, Giuliani may change his tune one day when Chris Christie may be seeking relief too.