This prior knowledge of unannounced Federal bureau of investigation actions set off alarm bells especially as it involves information that may alter the course of an American presidential election.
Now senior Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Justice Department to launch an investigation into just how Giuliani became privy to that information before the bureau officially announced it's intention regarding the case.
Reps. Elijah Cummings and John Conyers, the top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, have sent a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz Friday, urging him to probe the bureau for leaks after Giuliani's media tour announcing that he had obtained leaked information from both former and active agents.
Cummings and Conyers said in the letter...
"It is absolutely unacceptable for the FBI to leak unsubstantiated — and in some case false — information about one presidential about one presidential candidate to benefit the other candidate. Leaking this information to former FBI officials as a conduit to the Trump campaign is equally intolerable."
The letter also cited a completely false report by Fox News’ Bret Baier that FBI investigations relating to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will “continue to likely an indictment.” that the anchor later retracted.
"These unauthorized and inaccurate leaks from within the FBI, particularly so close to a presidential election, are unprecedented. For this reason, we are calling on your office to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the sources of these and other leaks from the FBI and to recommend appropriate action."
Looks like Rudy and Fox News has some 'splaining to do!