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Giuliani: Comey Tried to 'Frame' Trump

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Fired FBI Director James Comey (Alex Brandon/AP)

Sunday, 01 September 2019 08:04 AM

James Comey tried "to frame" President Donald Trump in memos the former FBI director kept of their conversations, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani claims.

In an interview aired Sunday with radio host John Catsimatidis, the former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor called the tactic "horrid."

"In a case involving the president of the United States, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that what Comey was trying to do was to frame Trump," Giuliani said, The Hill reported ahead of the airing.

"Law enforcement officers that frame people . . . they're horrid."

He also charged Comey engineered the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election by former special counsel Robert Mueller that followed Mueller's firing in May 9, 2017.

"He orchestrated the whole thing," Giuliani said. "If you look back on it now, there was never any need for Mueller." 

A Justice Department inspector general report concluded Comey's leaked memos, which he gave to his friend, Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman, sought to trigger a special counsel appointment.

Comey told the inspector general he had to leak the memo because it concerned a matter of "incredible importance to the nation, as a whole," according to the report.

Trump has hailed the inspector general's findings as "vindication."

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