Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller's probe


Inspector General's report, Giuliani claims, clearly demonstrates the FBI's bias against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, and preference for Hillary Clinton.

Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington, May 5, 2018.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani thinks that the ongoing probe into Russian interference with the 2016 US elections and potential links between Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow should itself be investigated.

"My advice to him is not to do it because you just cloud what is becoming a very clear picture of an extremely unfair investigation with no criminality involved".

Rudy Giuliani, a former NY mayor and part of Trump's legal team, told CNN, "You're not going to get a pardon because you're involved" in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

His comments come after onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sent to jail last week after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in the Russian Federation investigation.

Giuliani added that he thought certain Federal Bureau of Investigation officials should be fired for "taking bribes" from journalists in exchange for information - though he acknowledged that there is nothing in the inspector general's report that accuses Federal Bureau of Investigation agents of taking bribes.

"The President has issued no pardons in this investigation", Giuliani told CNN's Jake Tapper.

The texts between Strzok and Page "potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations", according to the report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

"I couldn't possibly justify troubling the president when he was working on peace with North Korea", Giuliani said, accusing the Mueller team of being "responsible for three months of delays".

After reading the explosive exchange with Page, Nunes noted that when Strzok finished the Clinton probe, he became the "lead investigator that starts off the counter intelligence investigation, using our intelligence agencies to go after and target the Trump campaign".

Ingraham noted that, consequently, Horowitz and his team "did not have confidence" that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russian Federation investigation over following up on the Clinton probe was "free from bias".

"How much did he infect that probe with his own very, very extreme positions?"

Giuliani said Trump would look into those who were treated "unfairly" in the investigation.

"I'm saying what led up to the special counsel".

As Axios noted, Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel in May previous year. Democrats have said the report provided no grounds to undercut Mueller's continuing investigation.

"There's a lot of unfairness out there, but we don't know the scope of it", Giuliani said.

There is no indication when Mueller's investigation might end.

Also on Sunday, The Washington Post reported that Roger Stone, a one-time Trump adviser, has admitted meeting a Russian national who was offering dirt on Clinton in May 2016, but said the man wanted money and nothing came of it.

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