Bo Dietl hasn’t done any private investigation work for his old pal President Trump, he told the Daily News — but he has offered up a few on-the-house tips now and then.
“No, no, no, never did any private investigation work for Donald Trump,” Dietl said Friday during a wide-ranging phone interview when he admitted he’d snooped on Fox News host Gretchen Carlson after she’d complained about harassment at the network.
But while he never did any formal investigations for Trump, he said he’d sometimes tip his golf buddy off to things he’d heard.
“If I knew somebody who Donald Trump knew — you gotta understand something: I know everybody,” Dietl said.
As such, he said, he “can pick up the phone” and give someone a heads up about something he’d heard around town — in an effort to “maybe dismantle” it, he said. He searched for a phrase for what he was describing, agreeing when offered “crisis management.”
“We’re part crisis management,” Dietl said of his firm, going on to discuss corporations who’d hired him for that purpose.
When it comes to work he was paid to do for Trump, Dietl said it was limited to security.
“What I’ve done is, I’ve done security for him, for some of his buildings,” he said.
Dietl’s friendship with Trump has been a liability for him as he runs for mayor in a city where the president is unpopular, he acknowledged.
“I like the Trump family. I’m sorry, in New York it doesn’t play too well, but I’m sorry, I like Donald Trump as a friend,” he said.