President Donald Trump on Thursday accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of potentially spying on his presidential campaign and said doing so would be a bigger scandal than Watergate.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that FBI officials have been taking steps to reduce the potential damage to other investigations the informant is involved in and protect associates, in the event that the source is outed.
Speaking Thursday on Fox and Friends, the former NY mayor said Mr Trump would only sit down with Mr Mueller if "we feel there's a way to shorten this thing".
"They didn't have a criminal predicate to investigate the people in the Trump campaign [that] they did and they used their counterintelligence powers as a pretext to investigate the Trump campaign in the hope of making a criminal case", he said.
Giuliani, like Trump, has often used media appearances to decry the Russian Federation probe and special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the FBI's inquiry exactly a year ago Thursday, following the dismissal of former bureau Director James Comey.
The Times report provided a detailed account of the initial stages of the FBI's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign or anyone affiliated with it was privy to Russia's attempts.
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"The only Collusion was that done by Democrats who were unable to win an Election despite the spending of far more money!" If so, this is bigger than Watergate!
The president also praised his administration, calling it "the most successful first 17 month Administration in US history - by far!"
Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's lawyers, told The Hill on Thursday that if there was a government informant spying on Trump's campaign it would be no "different that Watergate". "Sorry to the Fake News Media and 'Haters, ' but that's the way it is!"
"I think we're going to have to look into whether we can challenge the legitimacy of this entire investigation", Giuliani said.
"So it's about time to get the darn thing over with", Giuliani added.
"It's about time to say enough".