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Giuliani: 'Big Mistake' If Democrats Go After Sessions

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 11:49 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says it would be a "big mistake" if Democrats were to strongly oppose Sen. Jeff Sessions', R-Ala., confirmation for U.S. Attorney General.

When told that "a lot of Democrats are gunning for" Sessions, Giuliani said, "Big mistake" on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program Tuesday.

"I have known Jeff since 1981, I was associate attorney general. I was his boss. He used to introduce me when we did rallies for Donald Trump together. I know his work in detail. He was a very, very good U.S. attorney. Probably one of the best in the Reagan justice department."

When asked about allegations of racism made against Sessions, Giuliani dismissed them, citing the senator's work against the Ku Klux Klan and against segregation.

"This is ridiculous. He has been in the senate all these years," Giuliani said. "And, everyone of those senators knows he is not a racist. They're playing a game. The ones who come up there and do that are really being intellectually dishonest."

Giuliani said he isn't worried about Trump's nominee not being confirmed, saying President Barack Obama faced the same challenges at the start of his term. He also questioned Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who will testify against Sessions at his confirmation.

"I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague," Booker said, according to CNN. "But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience."

Booker, Giuliani said, "doesn't know any better."

"He doesn't know Jeff sessions. I've known Jeff Sessions for 30 years. This man is a completely honest prosecutor. And this is going to be wonderful for the Justice Department.

"I spent 15 years of my life in the Justice Department. I loved the Justice Department. I'm disgusted what happened to it. He will straighten it out on day one."

Giuliani also commented on rumors that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may run for mayor of New York City.

"You've got to be kidding. No, not again, not that story again. I don't know, I guess, all the investigations get revived again."

When asked what he biggest obstacle would be, he said: "Her biggest obstacle? I don't know that she, at the State Department, she never ran. She traveled all the time. Look at the disaster when she was at State. I can't think of the worst Secretary of State in my lifetime as Hillary Clinton."

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