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Strzok is at the center of the controversy over the FBI's handling of both the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump investigations, as he exchanged thousands of text messages with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, including many anti-Trump messages.

Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington, May 5, 2018.

As former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spent his first weekend in jail pending trial on charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani floated the possibility of presidential pardons for Manafort and others charged in the probe.

The Russia probe, Guiliani says, is illegal because of its genesis, and not because of Special Counsel Robert Mueller who, Trump's lawyer claims, should not be investigated.

"But I think it would be more helpful if the president never mentioned the word "pardon" again with respect to the Russian investigation", the Republican lawmaker told host Margaret Brennan.

"I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated, not because necessarily of Mueller, but because of its genesis in this very, very now completely nearly illegal and unethical probe, this Russian probe, that began with Peter Strzok in charge".

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Police did not identify any of those involved in the incident or the type of weapons used, except to say they were handguns. Witness Brian Adams told KING5 TV that "this guy was randomly firing" both inside and outside the store. "He took action.

"I think that we would prefer questions and written answers".

But Trump has seized on the report as fodder for his decision to fire Comey last May.

Giuliani, an outspoken attorney for the President, repeatedly suggested the probe had questionable origins and echoed some of the President's rhetoric about the investigation being unfair.

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who oversaw the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state, worked on the Russian Federation probe but was taken off the investigation after his personal criticisms of Trump in text messages to a colleague were published. "Too bad they didn't look at Crooked Hillary like this".

Giuliani suggested Trump could choose to pardon those he decides were "treated unfairly" but said the he should wait to do so until the Russian Federation probe is complete. "And he didn't leave it until July of past year", Mr. Giuliani said. Nevertheless, Giuliani supports the idea of having Horowitz investigate the origins of the Russian Federation probe to determine whether it's trustworthy. Giuliani said he is opposed to having an interview but "the president wants to do it so we have to sort through it". "It's news to me, I just read it here in The Washington Post".


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