Giuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign

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The newly revealed comments come from a transcript of Giuliani’s interview with Justice Department investigators who were probing if FBI agents leaked sensitive information to the then-attorney for former President Trump when Trump was running for office in 2016.

The federal investigators were zeroing in on Giuliani’s comments in October 2016 during a Fox News appearance where he teased “some pretty big surprises” in the “next few days” that would help the Trump campaign.


Two days after Giuliani’s television appearance, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump defends indicted GOP congressman Andrew McCabe's settlement with the Department of Justice is a signal to John Durham Giuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign MORE announced he was reopening the bureau’s investigation into a private email server 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE used while secretary of State.

The Project on Government Oversight filed legal action to obtain the transcript of Giuliani’s interview with investigators. The watchdog group then provided a copy to The Washington Post.

Giuliani contended that he had “no knowledge of any kind, even gossip” that Comey was set to make such an announcement, which many say contributed to Clinton's loss in the election.

He told investigators that the surprise he was referring to was a large advertisement purchase.

Later in the interview with investigators, Marc Mukasey, Giuliani’s then-law partner and counselor, said “in the head of a political campaign, on television, I’m not saying Rudy necessarily, but everybody embellishes everything.”

“Oh, you could throw a fake,” Giuliani followed by saying.


Mukasey responded, telling investigators “you’re under no obligation to tell the truth.”

“You should throw a fake,” Giuliani emphasized.

The Hill reached out to Giuliani’s attorneys for comment.

The newly revealed comments come to light as Giuliani faces increasing legal troubles for his efforts to help Trump in his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results.

A judge ruled on Wednesday that Dominion Voting Systems can continue with its lawsuits against Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

The three are all the subject of $1.3 billion defamation lawsuits for allegedly claiming without evidence that the voting machine company rigged the 2020 presidential election in favor of President BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE by tampering with votes.

Additionally, Giuliani’s law licenses in New York and Washington, D.C., have both been suspended.