President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani blasted former FBI Director James Comey over how he handled the infamous, unverified Trump-Russia dossier compiled by former U.K. intelligence officer Christopher Steele.
During an appearance on “The Howie Carr Show,” Giuliani — the former Mayor of New York City — went after Comey, torching the former FBI director as a “total fraud” who was “making [J. Edgar] Hoover look good.”
“Hoover, at least, was honest about what he was doing,” quipped Giuliani.
The president’s attorney continued on to blast Comey for going “up to Trump” and “telling [him]” about Steele’s dossier, which was used to obtain the FISA warrant to investigate former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016, and asked why he did not verify the document after “five months.”
“That whole thing with going up to Trump and telling Trump about the Steele dossier, that wasn’t being a Hoover? ‘Hey, Mr. President, I got all kinds of salacious and unverified crap on you.’ How come it was unverified for five months? Hey, jackass, you had five months.”
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“I would love to cross-examine him,” Giuliani added.
The president’s lawyer was then pressed by host Howie Carr on whether Comey “tried to rig an election,” to which Giuliani replied that “he did” and that they “figured that he got [former Secretary of State] Hillary [Clinton] elected by not indicting her.”
“I don’t think he realized how much damage he was doing to her with his stream of consciousness revealing all the evidence against her that made her guilty almost beyond any doubt of obstruction of justice. I mean, banging up phones, destroying 33,000 emails, bleach bidding a server — who does that but money launderers?”
“They write there’s no evidence of intent; that’s the evidence, Howie, that we usually present to a jury,” Giuliani added. “Destruction of evidence.”
Last week it was revealed by The Hill that Steele had admitted to former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec that his dossier was politically motivated and had a deadline for before the 2016 general election on November 8 of that year.