During a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey contended that he is “very, very interested” in determining if FBI agents leaked information regarding the Hillary Clinton email investigation to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani—or anyone else—just prior to the 2016 presidential election.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Comey about Giuliani’s remarks preceding the election, asserting that he had inside information related to the email investigation.
“During your investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, a number of surrogates like Rudy Giuliani claimed to have a pipeline to the FBI,” Leahy stated.
“Did anybody in the FBI during this 2016 campaign have contact with Rudy Giuliani about the Clinton investigation?” he asked.
“I don’t know yet,” Comey replied. “But if I find out that people were leaking information about our investigations, whether to reporters or to private parties, there will be severe consequences.”
Comey also noted that he did not know of any other leaks in which FBI personnel are informing former agents.
“It’s a matter that I’m very, very interested in,” he said.
Giuliani served as an adviser to Trump during the campaign and is currently an unpaid White House cyber security adviser.
H/T: The Daily Caller
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