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 TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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 ComeyComey: Biden should consider pardoning Trump Comey: 'Greatest punishment' for Trump after Capitol riot is to 'move past' his presidency Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office 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 ClintonMillennials and the great reckoning on race Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet Can Biden encompass the opposition he embodied? 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.


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.”