Giuliani calls for DOJ to end Mueller probe after IG report

Giuliani calls for DOJ to end Mueller probe after IG report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Friday that the report released the day before by the Justice Department’s inspector general (IG) completely undercuts the justification for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation.

“They should end it. I mean, the IG report basically tells you that both prongs of the Mueller investigation are either corrupt or answered,” Giuliani told “Fox & Friends.”

“This report is a complete and absolute explanation of why Comey had to be fired, so how could it be obstruction of justice?” Giuliani added, referring to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeySessions: It's time to accept the results of the Mueller report and move on Davis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Sarah Sanders is entitled to her opinions, but not her own facts MORE, whom President Trump dismissed last May.

The White House cited multiple causes for Comey's ouster at the time, including his handling of the probe into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Former senators launching effort to help Dems win rural votes Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst MORE's use of a private email server while secretary of State. 

Trump told NBC News's Lester Holt that the "made-up" scandal of Russia's election interference contributed to Comey's firing. 

“And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,’” Trump said.

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Giulaini’s remarks come after Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz on Thursday released a report that criticized Comey’s conduct during the FBI’s investigation into Clinton.

The report said Comey strayed from FBI guidelines when he held a July 2016 press conference in which he criticized Clinton and announced the FBI would not bring charges against her for mishandling classified information.

Giuliani said the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling should shift to a probe of Comey and other FBI agents.

“So this thing has to change from an investigation of the Trump administration for collusion – which is a made up charge by Peter Strzok who said ‘I’m going to get Trump. I’m going to stop him. I’m going to get him out of the White House,’” Giuliani said, referring to an FBI special agent.

“It should become an investigation of Comey, those FBI agents, who should be fired today and imprisoned next week.”