Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Friday was interviewed by WNBC on Friday.
Reporter Melissa Russo met Giuliani at the World Trade Center Memorial to tape a segment for an upcoming story on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"But it was clear that also weighing heavily on the former mayor is fallout from the recent election and the fact that he's still facing that criminal investigation," Russo reported. "Former Mayor Giuliani seems fixated on declaring his innocence as a federal investigation looms into whether he was working as an unregistered lobbyist for Ukrainian officials."
Giuliani is being investigated by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York — an office Giuliani once led as the United States Attorney.
"I committed no crime, and if you think I committed a crime, you're probably really stupid, because you don't know who I am," Giuliani claimed. "Is the guy who put the mafia in jail, terrorists in jail, Ed Koch's commissioners in jail, and the worst people on Wall Street — I'm not going to file (a form)? I mean, that's just crazy."
He suggested prosecutors would suffer consequences in the afterlife if he was sent to jail.
"I am more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they're going to suffer the consequences in heaven. I'm not, I didn't do anything wrong," he claimed.
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Russians hacked email accounts of federal prosecutors — including Southern District of New York: report
The Justice Department revealed on Friday that the same Russian hackers alleged to have committed the SolarWinds cyber attack reportedly breached the email accounts of federal prosecutors.
"The department said 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney offices in New York were breached. All told, the Justice Department said 27 U.S. Attorney offices had at least one employee's email account compromised during the hacking campaign," the Associated Press reported.
That would include the Southern District of New York office in Manhattan that was once led by Rudy Giuliani — and is now investigating the former mayor. It is also the office that prosecuted Michael Cohen.
"The Justice Department said in a statement that it believes the accounts were compromised from May 7 to Dec. 27, 2020. Such a timeframe is notable because the SolarWinds campaign, which infiltrated dozens of private-sector companies and think tanks as well as at least nine U.S. government agencies, was first discovered and publicized in mid-December," the Associated Press reported.
On the far-right Brandon Howse Live radio program on Friday, MyPillow CEO and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell suggested that perhaps the Supreme Court will allow a do-over of the election without electronic voting machines.
"So maybe the Supreme Court will say, hey, let's have another — let's do another election without machines," said Lindell. "You know. Maybe that's a thing."
Lindell, who this week withdrew all his advertising from Fox News due to his belief they are insufficiently loyal to former President Donald Trump, has been a key purveyor of the nonsense idea that Trump could be "reinstated" as president later this year — although he has recently backed off that idea.
He has also spread false claims about Dominion Voting Systems equipment rigging votes, which has resulted in a lawsuit against him.
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