Opinion| Baish| Lawyer to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, flipped the script on Obama-era Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she insisted that had Trump not been in office, he would have been indicted via special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Giuliani stated that the Justice Department’s old policy of “you cannot indict a Clinton” will soon change.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” Giuliani stated of Clinton, “There is a woman who really obstructed justice. The president didn’t delete 33,000 emails.”
Giuliani continued: “He didn’t have somebody smash up telephones. And he didn’t have someone wipe out a server and bleach it, among the few things that she did. The president was innocent of the underlying crime.”
“Collusion delusion. No collusion. If you are innocent on the underlying crime, then everything they are talking about is an effort for him to defend himself. If I tell somebody that I’m innocent, please, testify on my behalf and say what happened, am I obstructing justice or am I defending myself and serving justice,” he went on.
The backlash from President Trump’s lawyer came after Clinton’s speech during the “TIME 100 Summit,” which took place on Tuesday in New York.
Clinton stated that if Trump weren’t President, he would have been indicted by Mueller’s team.
“I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted,” Clinton stated. “But because of the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting president, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress.”
Giuliani explained that his main question is how the investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign ever began.
He reminded of Republicans’ push to “investigate the investigators.”
“How this ever got started in the first place is the next investigation. And Ms. Clinton better get a lawyer,” the former New York mayor said.
He went on, “There used to be a DOJ standing policy you cannot indict a Clinton no matter how much they obstruct justice, no matter how much evidence they destroy and how often they lie and no matter that they committed perjury.
“You can’t indict a Clinton it’s against the Democrat Justice Department rules. This is not a Democrat Justice Department, not a Republican Justice Department. I prosecuted Republicans and Democrats I didn’t think either one of them had a monopoly on virtue or vice”
“I have no inside information, zero, other than the fact this is a man who believes in justice,” Giuliani said of Attorney General William Barr. “If you believe in justice, this can’t help but anger you and frighten you. If this can be done to the president of the United States, a frame-up like this, it can be done to any of us.”
“Believe me, this wasn’t by accident. This wasn’t like oh, this collusion. Something like this has all the markings of rogue counter-intelligence guys setting up [George] Papadopoulos, setting up the meeting with Don Jr.”
Stay tuned… This is going to get interesting.