US President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) by repeating accusations that the FBI had a confidential informant inside his 2016 campaign and by calling the probe "disgusting, illegal and unwarranted".
Brian Kilmeade noted that the report "buried the lead", stating that "at least one government informant met several times" with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. Trump said referring to a National Review report by Andrew McCarthy published on May 12.
Luckily, Twitter informants were quick to school POTUS on a few things: that FBI informants are completely legal and, more importantly, the Watergate investigation took over two years to complete before Nixon resigned.
During a Thursday (Friday NZT) interview on Fox & Friends, Giuliani, a former NY mayor, called for an end to the Mueller probe.
"There is no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 elections", former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.
Nunes ultimately subpoenaed the Justice Department for documents about that individual. But that act would pose significant political risk.
Giuliani also repeated that Mueller's team has indicated it would not attempt to indict Trump, as he told the Associated Press last Friday. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Trump's allies questioning whether the F.B.I. was spying on the Trump campaign or trying to entrap campaign officials.
"Mueller should now bring this to a close", said Giuliani.
"It's about time to say enough".
He added: "We're going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of the entire investigation". Manafort has pled not guilty. "Maybe a special counsel, special prosecutor, never should have been appointed". "And what they did was use their counterintelligence powers covertly to investigate the Trump campaign, during the stretch run of the campaign, under circumstance where they did not have evidence that anyone had actually committed a crime".
"That would be the biggest scandal in the history of this town, especially regarding law enforcement", Giuliani said.