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‘I smell a wiretap’: Ex-FBI official suspects the Feds have tapes of Rudy Giuliani

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The details included in the indictments of Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have led one former top FBI official to conclude there was a wiretap.

Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.

“Today two associates of Rudy Giuliani — the president’s Shadow Secretary of State when it comes to U.S./Ukrainian relations — were indicted,” Wallace reported.

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The anchor read from The Wall Street Journal story on the arrests.

“The men were charged with four counts, including conspiracy, falsification of records and lying to the Federal Election Commission about their political donations, according to the indictment,” The Journal reported.

“They’re already being compared to Nixon’s plumbers. They were arrested last night at Dulles airport trying to leave the U.S. with one-way plane tickets and no known plans to return,” Wallace noted. “Federal prosecutors spoke out this afternoon about the investigation and left the distinct impression that it could be sprawling and ongoing.”

“Well, when the U.S. Attorney himself says the investigation is continuing, the investigation is continuing,” Figliuzzi explained.

“When the indictment itself says that this conspiracy involved others known and unknown, there are others that are being investigated and likely may be charged,” he continued.

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“And I would warn all of these people — including Rudy Giuliani — that when I read this indictment and the level of detail and specificity, I smell not only human informants, but I also smell a wiretap or some form of electronic surveillance,” Figliuzzi explained.

“There’s a congressman named here, reportedly Pete Sessions (R-TX). He and Rudy both should be deeply concerned this afternoon,” he added.

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‘Unprecedented and inappropriate’: Former IG slams Bill Barr’s investigator for attack on FBI

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From the outset, Attorney General William Barr attacked the findings of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz debunking GOP conspiracy theories about the FBI "spying" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. But he was also joined by U.S. Attorney John Durham, a longtime career official in the Justice Department whom Barr had tapped to run a parallel investigation — even though Durham, according to recent reports, cannot find criminal misconduct to charge.

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Giuliani’s new 20-year-old spokeswoman has a shady resume and links to Ukraine henchmen

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President Donald Trump's allies are still trying to figure out why Rudy Giuliani hired a 20-year-old Instagram personality as his director of communications.

The president's personal attorney travels everywhere, including Ukraine, with Christianné Allen, a former teenage Trump campaign volunteer who has served since September as his media strategist and technology consultant, reported Politico.

“Nobody can figure out who the eff she is or how she got in there,” a friend of Giuliani told the website's Daniel Lippman.

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Trump blasted by former White House ethics chief for attacking his own FBI director

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lashed out at FBI director Christopher Wray on Twitter for endorsing DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report debunking the Republican claim that the FBI "spied" on Trump's 2016 campaign. "The current director," tweeted Trump, will "never be able to fix" the "badly broken" FBI.

Trump's remark, and possible threat to Wray's job, drew outrage from former White House ethics official Walter Shaub:

The history books will note that he fired not only an FBI Director but also an Attorney General for allowing an investigation of his campaign. Now he's attacking another FBI Director for not being supporting of conspiracy theories about that investigation. https://t.co/6pqjShuP8k

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