FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday where he confirmed the bureau is conducting an internal investigation about potential leaks to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, The Daily Caller reports.
Giuliani, the former New York mayor, said repeatedly during the campaign last year that he regularly spoke with FBI agents about Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation case.
During the hearing, Democratic senator Patrick Leahy brought up Giuliani’s boast that he knew about the FBI’s discovery of new information about Clinton’s emails.
He asked Comey if anybody from the FBI had talked to Giuliani, a top surrogate for President Trump.
Comey responded, “I don’t know yet, but if I find out that people were leaking information about our investigations whether to reporters or private parties, there will be severe consequences.”
A weekend before the Nov. 8 election, Comey informed Congress that he is re-opening their investigation into Clinton’s emails, but shortly thereafter, Giuliani said in an interview with told Fox News that he knew about it in advance.
Giuliani is currently an unpaid cyber security adviser for the White House.