Former FBI Assistant Director: Giuliani Harms Trump ‘Virtually Every Time He’s Gone on Air’
Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi says Rudy Giuliani has endangered President Trump‘s legal position with Robert Mueller at every step of his ongoing media blitz.
Figliuzzi was on Morning Joe for a panel review of Giuliani’s latest media remarks, particularly his arguments that Trump couldn’t collude with Russia if his campaign obtained dirt on Hillary Clinton and never actually used it. As Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist discussed whether Giuliani contradicted himself again, Figliuzzi spelled out the difference between opposition research and receiving information from a foreign government.
“At best here what we have is complete naivete and ignorance of how the world works and what’s legal and not legal. So when senior campaign advisers agree to sit down with Russian representatives under the premise of receiving dirt on a fellow American candidate, there’s a problem. They don’t alert the FBI. They don’t seek counsel. But rather they become quite livid when the dirt doesn’t materialize at the meeting and we have reports of Jared Kushner being indignant and leaving.”
Figliuzzi concluded by saying that the act of collusion itself is where legal complications exist, whether its successful or not. When asked if Giuliani hurt Trump’s case before Mueller again, Figliuzzi answered “he’s done it virtually every time he’s gone on air, he has said something that potentially harms the president.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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