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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Giuliani: With friends like these... Reply with quote

Admin's note: I should have split the Giuliani posts from the start... There are still some in other threads that I didn't get, but this series should do. Really, Rudy is much diminished since 9/11/2001, when he was so good. Now it looks like he lost his marbles and is doing Trump more harm than good. At the very least, totally muddying the waters...

Rudy Giuliani’s Revelation About Trump’s Stormy Daniels Payment Only Raises More Questions
By John Cassidy

When Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and new member of President Trump’s legal team, sat down for an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, arguably Trump’s most devoted defender in the media, the stage appeared set for a rah-rah session of bashing the special counsel, Robert Mueller, and the former F.B.I. director James Comey, as well as, perhaps, some further indication from Giuliani about whether Trump will eventually agree to a sit-down interview with Mueller.

On this score, the interview delivered. At one point, Giuliani borrowed a phrase from his new boss and declared that Mueller’s investigation had turned into a “witch hunt.” At another point, after Hannity noted that Comey had once described Hillary Clinton as someone who “deeply respects the rule of law,” Giuliani sputtered and replied, “This is a very perverted man.” Giuliani also offered yet another explanation for Trump’s decision to get rid of Comey in May of last year—“He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation”—and claimed that the Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, had ruled out the possibility of a President being summoned to testify in any criminal investigation that involved him.

But these comments, incendiary as some of them were, weren’t the ones that the interview will be remembered for. The real shocker came when Hannity brought up Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime fixer, who, just before Election Day in 2016, paid a hundred and thirty thousand dollars in hush money to Stormy Daniels, a.k.a. Stephanie Clifford, an adult-film actress who claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006. After referring to the recipient of the payoff as “some Stormy Daniels woman,” Giuliani gesticulated with his hands and said that the payment “is going to turn out to be perfectly legal.” Then he went on, “The—that money was not campaign money, sorry. I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know: It’s not campaign money. No campaign-finance violation.” At this point, Hannity interjected. “So they funnelled it through the law firm?” he asked. Giuliani nodded and replied, “Funnelled it through the law firm, and the President repaid it.”

This was news to everyone, Hannity included. “Oh,” he uttered, seemingly involuntarily. “I didn’t know he did.” Just a few weeks ago, on Air Force One, Trump said that he didn’t know anything about the payment to Daniels and referred questions about it to Cohen. The lawyer, for his part, has publicly denied being repaid by anybody in the Trump Organization. No wonder that Hannity seemed momentarily flummoxed. After quickly recovering himself, he said, “There’s no campaign-finance law?” And Giuliani said, “Zero.”

Far from appearing concerned that he might have let the cat out of the bag, or, at the very least, gone horribly off message, Giuliani seemed pleased at Hannity’s surprised reaction. “Everybody was nervous about this from the very beginning—I wasn’t,” he said. “When I heard Cohen’s retainer of thirty-five thousand, when he was doing no work for the President, I said, ‘That’s how he’s repaying it, with a little profit and a little margin for paying taxes, for Michael.’ ” Giuliani also said that, “as far as I know,” Trump didn’t know about the specifics of the payment. “But he did know the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this, like I take care of things like this with my clients,” Giuliani said.

By the time the interview was over, the entire news media had begun a mad scramble to digest and make sense of this information. On MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, appeared, declaring his outrage that the President had lied to the American people.

More to the point, Avenatti speculated that Giuliani’s intention, in revealing that Trump repaid Cohen the hundred and thirty thousand dollars, was to make the case that, because an individual can make unlimited contributions to his own political campaign, the payment didn’t violate any laws. But Avenatti disputed this, saying that if Trump spread out the repayment to Cohen over a number of months, as Giuliani had appeared to suggest, he could have been guilty of deliberately trying to avoid detection. “That’s called structuring,” Avenatti said. “It’s a violation of federal law. It’s a criminal act.”

Other commentators pointed out that Giuliani had created serious political problems for Trump, beginning with the fact that he appeared to have contradicted the President’s version of the Daniels story. Because Trump hired Giuliani at least in part to represent him on television and get his story out, there was, perfectly reasonably, a good deal of speculation that he had royally screwed things up. (In fact, Fox News itself, in its online article describing Hannity’s interview with Giuliani, noted that Giuliani had “clarified” to the network that Trump had paid Cohen for “expenses,” and was unaware the money would be going to Daniels.) Eugene Robinson, the newspaper columnist who moonlights as an MSNBC commentator, wryly suggested that Trump may have acquired a new defense that he could use on appeal if he loses in court: inadequate representation.

But even as the inquests began, Giuliani seemed unapologetic. (His boss did, too. On Thursday morning, he tweeted, “Mr. Cohen, an attorney, received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA.”) Late on Wednesday night, in an interview with the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, Giuliani said that he had spoken to Trump, and the President was “very pleased” with his performance. According to Costa’s recounting of the interview on Twitter, Giuliani said that he had discussed with Trump in advance his revelation of the repayment to Daniels. “He was well aware that at some point when I saw the opportunity, I was going to get this over with,” Giuliani said.

"So you won’t be fired for saying this?” Costa asked.

“No! No! No! I’m not going to get fired,” Giuliani replied. “But if I do, I do. It wouldn’t be the first time it ever happened. But I don’t think so, no.”

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/rudy-giulianis-revelation-about-trumps-stormy-daniels-payment-only-raises-more-questions
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: The Lawyer Trump Deserves Reply with quote

Giuliani Tries To Recover On Fox And Friends, Fails
The Young Turks
Published on May 3, 2018
Rudy Giuliani isn’t the lawyer Trump needs, but he’s the lawyer Trump deserves. John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

https://youtu.be/SPpBVB8cuPg


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:10 am    Post subject: With friends like these... Reply with quote

Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Lied About Stormy Daniels
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Published on May 3, 2018
Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani telling everyone in an interview that the president lied about paying hush money to a porn star.

https://youtu.be/YnY_3V5K8bE



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Rudy Giuliani Fuels Trump's Stormy Daniels Scandal
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Published on May 3, 2018
During an appearance on "Hannity," Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani contradicts the president's claim that he never paid Stormy Daniels to cover up their alleged affair.

https://youtu.be/hDAfY-NdQyA


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:20 am    Post subject: With friends like these... Reply with quote

White House Staff Don't Know What President Trump & Giuliani Will Do Next
MSNBC
Published on May 3, 2018
The latest reporting from inside the White House is that Trump's entire team was caught off guard when he and Giuliani elected to blow up the president's legal strategy. And no one knows what's coming next

https://youtu.be/Yb0rg-vkfIA



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Watergate Prosecutor: Giuliani Is Making Things Up To Help President Trump
MSNBC
Published on May 3, 2018
Rudy Giuliani suggested Mueller can't subpoena Trump in the Russia probe & that the Founding Fathers gave presidents immunity from such things. But fmr. Wategate Asst. Special Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks says Giuliani is completely wrong about all of that.

https://youtu.be/AI9U0bySUT0


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject: 'No Way Trump Finishes His Term Now Reply with quote

Michael Avenatti Stunned By Rudy Interview: 'No Way, No How' Trump Finishes His Term Now

Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, said Rudy Giuliani’s stunning Wednesday night interview on Fox News will doom the presidency of Donald Trump.

Giuliani told Sean Hannity that Trump repaid his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 sent to Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement, something the president has previously denied. Daniels claims the agreement kept her from discussing her alleged affair with Trump.

In response, Avenatti told “CNN Tonight” that Trump could face “potential criminal liability” related to money laundering, campaign finance and fraud violations.

“I said it weeks ago, I’m going to say it again: Mr. Trump will not serve out his term,” Avenatti said. “No way. No how. He will be forced to ultimately resign. This is a bombshell.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Avenatti taped an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” where he implied there were more women with similar NDAs involving Trump. Avenatti also produced the receipt for Cohen’s payment to Daniels’ attorneys at the time:
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The receipt showed involvement with a bank in California, which Avenatti said would be of interest to Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general.

“This document may, in fact, give him jurisdiction over certain criminal acts associated with this payment,” Avenatti said. “And, in fact, if the attorney general of the state of California were to bring charges, President Trump could not pardon Michael Cohen for those charges.”

He did not specify what the “certain criminal acts” could be.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/michael-avenatti-stunned-rudy-interview-063620840.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_14
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: There's Something Off About Giuliani These Days' Reply with quote

There's Something Off About Rudy Giuliani These Days'
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Published on May 4, 2018
The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson writes about the 'sour smell of panic' coming from the White House 'as the president's lies threaten to unravel.' Robinson joins Morning Joe to discuss the WH, Rudy Giuliani and Joe's latest Washington Post column

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Rudy Giuliani Made 'Hannity' Watchable Reply with quote

Rudy Giuliani Made 'Hannity' Watchable
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Published on May 4, 2018
Sure, Rudy Giuliani may have implicated Trump for serious crimes. But at least it happened on his favorite shows!

https://youtu.be/ymQAkH7B43Q


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Is Trump Losing Control Of His Narrative? Reply with quote

Is The President Donald Trump Losing Control Of His Narrative?
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Published on May 4, 2018
Is President Trump losing control of his narrative after a week of stunning revelations from Rudy Giuliani and Dr. Harold Bornstein? The panel discusses.

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Rudy Links Stormy Daniels Payoff to 2016 Election

Rudy Giuliani on Thursday morning contradicted his own assertion that Michael Cohen’s payment to Stormy Daniels in October 2016 was not a campaign contribution. During an interview on Fox & Friends, Giuliani reiterated that Donald Trump reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 paid to Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair. Then Giuliani, who joined Trump’s legal team this week, said: “Imagine if that came out on October 15, 2016 in the middle of the last debate with Hillary Clinton. Cohen didn’t even ask. Cohen made it go away. He didn’t even ask.”

https://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/The-Latest-Trump-says-retainer-covered-porn-12884129.php?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Trump Says Rudy Giuliani Will ‘Get His Facts Straight’ Reply with quote

Considering the number of posts about Giuliani, maybe he rates his own thread? What about it, Fearless Leader?

Trump Says Rudy Giuliani Will ‘Get His Facts Straight’

President Donald Trump said Friday that his newest White House legal hire, Rudy Giuliani, “started yesterday” and that he would “get his facts straight.” On Wednesday, Giuliani claimed that Trump had reimbursed his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 used as hush money for porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump said Giuliani was “learning the subject matter... he is a great guy. He knows it’s a witch hunt... that’s what he knows.” The president also said he would “love to speak [to special counsel Robert Mueller] because we’ve done nothing wrong.” “We’re going to be treated fairly... right now it’s a pure witch hunt,” he said while boarding Marine One on Friday morning. Trump also suggested a time and place has been established for his meeting with North Korea’s leader. “I have the date. I have the location. It's all agreed to,” the president said on-board Air Force One.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says-rudy-giuliani-will-get-his-facts-straight
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 2:58 am    Post subject: Rudy the Mob-Buster Now Sounds Like a Mob Mouthpiece Reply with quote

Rudy the Mob-Buster Now Sounds Like a Mob Mouthpiece
The prosecutor who liked to leak to the press is now the Trump enabler who says former FBI Director James Comey should face jail time for supposed leaks.
BY Michael Daly

The listening device was still planted in a Mafia capo’s Jaguar when a reporter shocked an organized-crime prosecutor by saying that then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani had told him all about it.

And Giuliani was still the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan when he took a group of reporters through a list of public officials, saying which were targeted for imminent indictment.

And, in one of Giuliani’s big public-corruption cases, federal Judge Whitman Knapp noted that the defense “has amassed a considerable body of evidence suggesting that one or more employees of the Department of Justice have violated Fed.R.Crim.P. 6(e) by disclosing evidence that was presented to the grand jury.”

The judge in this 1986 prosecution of Bronx Democratic leader Stanley Friedman further observed: “It may well be that the Attorney General of the United States would be interested in ascertaining which of his employees was engaged in violating one of the statutes he or she was sworn to uphold, or the Congress might deem such an inquiry appropriate.”

To be fair, the judge did not personally accuse Giuliani of the leaks. The late, great reporter Wayne Barrett once noted that Giuliani’s style was to have one of his assistants do it.

“He was very careful,” Barrett once allowed. “But people in his office would show you things that were completely illegal.”

Giuliani seemed to have forgotten all that when he declared on the Sean Hannity show this week that neither he nor his assistants had ever leaked during his days as a prosecutor.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/rudy-giuliani-sounds-like-a-mob-mouthpiece-now?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning
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