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‘I Know That Even From a Few Active Agents’ ‘I’ve Spoken to No Current FBI Agents’

CNN host Wolf Blitzer Friday afternoon interviewed top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, and caught him in a lie. 

Giuliani is under fire and media investigation after announcing two days before FBI Director James Comey released his letter on Clinton’s emails to Congress for bragging that the Trump campaign had a few tricks up their sleeve that might swing the presidential election to Trump.

Speaking about Director Comey, Giuiani said: “I think he’s got a surprise or two you’re going to hear about in the next two days. I’m talking about some pretty big surprises.”

The former NYC Mayor is now in the hot seat.

On CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked Giuliani point-blank, “Did anyone leak any aspect of that Clinton email investigation to you?” referring to the ongoing investigation Comey referred to one week ago.

Giuliani denied he had any advance or inside knowledge.

“No, I’ve spoken to no current FBI agents,” Giuliani claimed, pausing, then adding, “gosh, in the last eight months, nine months, ten months, certainly not about this.” He suggested the only people he’s talked with are former agents he worked with as a federal prosecutor “on Mafia cases.”

Stunningly, Giuliani told Blitzer the comments he had made, that Comey has “a surprise or two you’re going to hear about in the next two days,” was about a new Donald Trump ad campaign.

Blitzer then read a portion of a letter from two Democratic Congressmen to the U.S. Dept. of Justice:

“This morning Rudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump’s closest and most vocal campaign advisers, appeared on national television and confirmed that he had obtained leaked information about the FBI’s review of Clinton-related e-mails several days before FBI director James Comey sent his letter to Congress last Friday about this letter,” Blitzer said, reading the letter to Giuliani as Giuliani grows increasingly disconcerted. “In fact, Mr. Giuliani went even further and bragged about the information that he had obtained stating, ‘Did I hear about it? You’re darn right I heard about it.’”

Giuliani responded, “That’s not correct. I’ve had no conversations with anyone inside the FBI.”

MSNBC’s Steve Benen Friday afternoon, before Giuliani’s CNN interview today, made it very clear:

We’re no longer talking about speculation. This isn’t an instance in which the Clinton campaign is accusing the FBI of tipping off a top official in the Trump campaign. Rather, we’re now talking about an admission from Trump’s top surrogates, who bragged about it on national television. “You’re darn right” Giuliani got a tip from inside the bureau, receiving internal details despite his partisan role in the election.

Back to the CNN interview.

Blitzer then gets Giuliani to definitively state he did not know Comey was about to send the letter to Congress.

“So, I’ve had lots of conversations with them and they have told me a lot about the — I guess the disagreement between the Justice Department on the one hand and the FBI on the other. But it all comes from former FBI agents and it’s all hearsay.”

Giuliani a few minutes later again says, “I haven’t talked to anybody in the FBI or the Justice Dept.”

And once again: “In my case it’s simple. I’ve talked to no FBI agent. I’ve talked to no Justice Dept. official.”

A few minutes later, Blitzer prosecutes his case.

“We did some checking. You were on the Lars Larson radio show the other day and you said you are getting that kind of information from active FBI agents.”

Giuliani immediately responds: “The information I’ve been getting is from former FBI agents.”

“If I did say that, that was wrong.”

Here’s what Giuliani said to Larson last week, via The Daily Beast:

“The other rumor that I get is that there’s a kind of revolution going on inside the FBI about the original conclusion [not to charge Clinton] being completely unjustified and almost a slap in the face to the FBI’s integrity,” said Giuliani. “I know that from former agents. I know that even from a few active agents.”

So, as I asked on Twitter while watching Giuliani’s credibility melting away, was Giuliani lying to Lars Larson, or to Wolf Blitzer?

Here’s the incriminating portion of the interview. Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkyB5NJXhM#t=683

 

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‘Was Goebbels Unavailable?’:ABC Blasted for ‘Normalizing Fascism’ by Putting Sean Spicer on Dancing With the Stars

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“Remember when Spicer talked about ‘Holocaust centers’ and defended Hitler, saying he didn’t use chemical weapons?”

Disney and ABC Television must have known that putting former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer on “Dancing With the Stars” would draw condemnation, but the outrage over the just-announced news is palpable.

Spicer will go down in history for the massive lies he told, starting with his vicious and attacking falsehoods about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The lies seemed to continue daily, only to be outdone by, at one point, Spicer actually appearing to defend Hitler for not gassing his people – which he clearly did.

Spicer appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday to join in the announcement that he’ll be among the “stars” to dance on the 14-year old primetime reality TV show. One of the co-hosts of the show, popularly known as just “DWTS,” made a joke of Spier’s day one lies:

Spicer’s lies are so ingrained in the Trump administration’s history they even appear in the Mueller report.

On Spicer’s exit from the Trump White House The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza wrote: “Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered for His Lies.”

Many are furious that ABC is “normalizing” a “pathological liar” and normalizing fascism by placing him on national television in a reality TV show.

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Trump Defends Anti-Semitic Trope by Posting Claim From Birther Saying Jews ‘Love’ Trump Like ‘The King of Israel’

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Wayne Allyn Root Once Bragged About the Size of the President’s Penis

President Trump once again is playing defense after launching an anti-Semitic trope on Tuesday accusing the vast majority of Jews in America of “great disloyalty.” The president did what he always does in these situations: finds anyone who will still support him and post their praise to Twitter.

Trump’s choice this time to “prove” he’s not anti-Semitic, despite delivering a grotesque anti-Semitic trope, is Wayne Allyn Root, who supposedly compared Trump to the “King of Israel,” and the “second coming of God.”

Root is a far right wing conspiracy theorist who once bragged about the size of President Trump’s penis. Root, as The Daily Beast reported last September, claimed Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump’s ties to Russia because he has “penis envy.”

“Mueller’s is smaller than Trump’s,” Root said, according to Right Wing Watch.

Root is also a birther, and claimed that the white supremacist who killed Heather Heyer at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was probably an actor paid by George Soros. Soros, a Jewish philanthropist, is the target of much of the far right’s conspiracy theories.

But back to Trump’s Wednesday morning tweets.

Here’s what he claims Root said:

“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.”

Root, by the way, in June of 2016 declared his support for Trump by announcing, “I am a Jew turned evangelical Christian. I am also a passionate supporter of Donald Trump.”

Here’s how Trump’s tweets are being received:

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump’s ‘Indefensible’ Comments Just Made It ‘Much Much Harder’ for GOP to Win in 2020: Ex-RNC Chair

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President Donald Trump’s latest anti-Semitic trope is going to make it “much much harder” for Republicans to hold control of the White House in 2020, the former chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) explained on MSNBC on Tuesday.

Michael Steele was interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on “Hardball.”

“There’s a long-respected leader of what’s called Jewish Republicans, Matt Brooks — I’ve known him for a long time — this guy has the job of helping get votes, Republican votes, in the community, which generally votes Democrats,” Matthews noted. “What is he going to deal with this baby, this assault on religious identity and trying to claim you must vote your group?”

“You already had the Republican Jewish group come out and sort of back the president up, so you’re going to have reinforcements that way,” Steele noted.

In fact, Brooks himself defended the president.

“What else is he going to do, what can he do? The reality is Trump has consistently put the party in a position where it has to defend the indefensible, to a point where it is so weak-kneed, it has no other choice but to stand next to him, and go, ‘Uh-huh, uh-huh, what he said,’” Steele explained.

“The reality for us politically on the right, on the Republican side, going into next year’s election is that now you’ve got one more group, one more, you know, community of individuals that are going to make that conversation much much harder to get their vote for our candidate,” Steele added.

“All I hear is gunfire on 5th Avenue, he keeps shooting people on 5th avenue and he keeps getting away it,” Matthews added.

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