Rudy Giuliani: 'The Quaterback Was Brennan'
By Susan Jones | cnsnews.com
Former CIA Director John Brennan, a man who repeatedly blasts President Donald Trump -- even accusing him of treason after the Helsinki summit -- was the "quarterback" behind the Trump-Russia investigation that is so riddled with irregularities, Rudy Giuliani told Fox News's Sean Hannity Monday night.
President Trump's attorney is demanding an independent counsel to "investigate the investigators."
"I'm going to tell you who was the quarterback for all of this," Giuliani said. "(Former FBI Agent) Peter Strzok, he's a bit of a puppet. Then there's Mueller, he's a puppet...The guy running it is Brennan. And he should be in front of a grand jury."
Giuliani said Brennan took a "false" dossier ("you can look at it and laugh at it") and peddled it to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
“That led to the request for the investigation,” Giuliani continued. “So he takes a false...dossier; he get the senators involved, and a couple of Republican senators; and they demand an investigation. A totally phony investigation.
“Now, why can't we get an investigation when there are clear facts showing possible violations of the law? Even in the order appointing Mueller, which is completely illegitimate, they don't point out any crime. You have to point out a crime under the independent counsel regulations. They don't point it out, Giuliani said.
"We have lots of crimes and we can't get (Attorney General) Jeff Sessions to move and appoint an independent counsel. He's, look, he's recused from everything. And (Deputy Attorney General) Rod Rosenstein is too much involved in it. And they're possible witnesses.”
Hannity noted that Rosenstein signed the fourth and final FISA warrant to surveil former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.
“And that's why he's a possible witness," Giuliani said. "Independent counsel to investigate the investigators," he offered as the segment wrapped up.
In early June, Brennan told MSNBC, "I didn't put eyes on the Steele dossier until December of 2016, after the election, but yet people claim that I was the one that was sharing it around town and briefing it. That is not true," Brennan said.
In his interview with Hannity Monday night, Giuliani said the Steele dossier compiled by a former British spy was "provably false," a "cut and paste job by a down and out ex-spy, English spy, who hated Trump and was paid by the Hillary Clinton and the DNC."
Giuliani said the Trump Justice Department is hiding the affidavits, based on the dossier, that were used to get FISA warrants on Carter Page.
"Well, my goodness, here are the things we need to know about it. Was the fact that Hillary Clinton and DNC-- the people who paid for this -- was that pointed out to the judge? Because if it wasn't you've got a glaring omission,” Giuliani said.
“Was it pointed out during the course of this that Steele was fired by the FBI? Were problems in his background exposed to the judge? I mean, when you present this guy, was he presented as a fully reliable informant or were the questions -- you have to do that in an affidavit. I wrote many of these affidavits.”
Giuliani said it would have been a "nonstarter" if the FISA court was not told that Clinton and the Democrats paid for the dirt on Trump.
"So here's the point," Giuliani said. "Strzok created a false document. When we say is there any evidence that his bias led to action that he took against Trump? Yeah. He perjured himself in the affidavit in order to start his insurance policy investigation.
“They were hoping they could do something with that before the election, but they ran into the same problem Mueller runs into. The president didn't do anything wrong. They couldn't find any evidence. They struck out.”