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>> And by September first, the public should have an explanation.>> Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the Russia probe, Rudy Giuliani said the White House was worried that if Special Counsel Rober Muller didn't wrap up his investigation by September, it could have an impact on the November mid term elections for control of the US Congress.
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And here's how Giuliani phrased it Wednesday.>> If he doesn't file his report by September 1st, mid-September, he's clearly doing a Comey.>> Doing a Comey is an interesting choice of words. It's an apparent reference to former FBI director, James Comey's decision to disclose a renewed investigation into Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in the final days of the 2016 race for the White House.
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And at the time, nobody could have been more pleased with Comey's move than Republican candidate, Donald Trump.>> What he did, he brought back his reputation. A lot of people want him to do the wrong thing, what he did was the right thing.>> The Comey disclosure, in a letter to Congress, which was subsequently made public by Republican lawmakers was a stunning eleventh hour revelation in a tumultous political horse race.
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Hillary Clinton has said Comey's decision may have cost her the election.>> I was on the way to winning. Until the combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28th and Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.
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>> And well Trump may have benefited from Comey's actions in 2016, he doesn't want anyone pulling a Comey on him in November.>> Candidate Trump once praised the FBI when it was probing his rival.>> There's little doubt that FBI director Comey and the great special agents of the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton.
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He changed his tone as Comey went on to lead a Justice Department probe into Russian interference in the election. Trump fired Comey last year, and has since reversed his rhetoric about the FBI.>> When you look at what was going on at the top of the FBI, it is a disgrace and everybody in this room understands that.
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Trump has called Mueller's probe into alleged Russian meddling and potential collusion a quote, witch hunt but it was Trump's decision to fire Comey that led the Justice Department to appoint the special counsel.