Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

COMEY CHAOS: Giuliani Suggests 'PROSECUTING COMEY' if FBI Spied on Trump

COMEY CHAOS: Giuliani Suggests 'PROSECUTING COMEY' if FBI Spied on Trump

Something tells me the co-founder of Fusion GPS was dead-on accurate when he testified that Christopher Steele told him the Federal Bureau of Investigation had a "human source" - i.e., a spy - inside the Trump campaign as the 2016 presidential race headed into its stretch run.

Mr McCarthy, an editor at the National Review, wrote an article last week headlined, Did the FBI Have a Spy in the Trump Campaign? He said the legal team is "pretty comfortable, in the circumstances of this case, that they wouldn't be able to subpoena him personally".

The scramble to mitigate the potential harm comes as allies of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says FBI may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is "nothing illegal about looking for dirt on political opponents" Giuliani: If Mueller subpoenas us, we will challenge it MORE hone in on the informant's role in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The suggestion seems meant to undercut the work by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump attributed these "spy" accusations to National Review's Andrew McCarthy and Fox Business personalities, but Axios notes that the idea has been spreading through the conservative media ecosystem.

The president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Mueller has "all the facts" after a year and should "bring this thing to a close".

"The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!"

Speaking Thursday on Fox and Friends, the former NY mayor said Mr Trump would only sit down with Mr Mueller if "we feel there's a way to shorten this thing".

"We're trying to get [Mueller] to end this", Giuliani said. Since then, Trump has considered firing Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein - drawing parallels to the Watergate investigation more than four decades earlier, when Richard M. Nixon ordered his attorney general and deputy attorney general to fire the special prosecutor investigating abuses in the 1972 presidential election.

He added: "We're going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of the entire investigation". Mainstream outlets have also been commemorating the one-year anniversary of Mueller's appointment as special counsel on May 17, 2017.

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