Calling the investigation into potential Trump campaign collusion with Russia a "setup," attorney Rudy Giuliani warned about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe moving too long into the fall and affecting the midterm elections.
"Just how long [does Mueller] think he can have this job? It’s supposed to be a temporary one," Giuliani told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "He should get it done by Sept. 1. I say that because elections are coming up. He shouldn't do a [James] Comey and try to interfere with the elections.
"Comey really has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of it, but we’ll see," he said.
Giuliani was referring to Comey's FBI handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation that featured a July 2016 news conference to announce no charges will be sought and a late October news conference reopening the investigation, before another announcement right before the election there were no charges to bring against the Democratic candidate opposing Donald Trump.
"A lot of the agents in the New York office, not from them directly, but from retired agents, that they really believe [Comey] was the worst director in the history of the FBI – certainly the most dishonest," Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis of Comey's memo leaking that led to the special counsel being appointed in May 2017. "So, to try to premise a case on this by Mueller is really unfair. It only comes about because of a group of angry Democrats that are a part of this investigation."
Giuliani, who rebuked the special counsel investigation as "a very unfair, politically driven case," added Comey's misconduct will be revealed through the Justice Department's Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who has a Thursday deadline to release his report on the DOJ's handling of the Clinton case before the election.
"I have known for some time that rank-and-file FBI agents are extremely embarrassed about the conduct of Jim Comey," Giuliani said. "I think the report of Horowitz, the IG, and the Justice Department will confirm that Comey acted improperly with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation, as well as the Trump investigation."
Ripping the special counsel as a "setup" and repeating the refrain "the president didn't do anything wrong," Giuliani said Mueller needs to wrap up his work soon.
"Whatever he's got . . . he should put up or shut up," Giuliani said.
"We're very prepared to rebut it all. We're also prepared to show how this is not a fair and impartial investigation. The people conducting it are incapable of that."
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