Giuliani Could Be a Criminal Target In Mueller’s Major Legal Move
On Tuesday night, Rudy Giuliani had a complete meltdown, calling Mueller an “angry Hillary supporter” and screaming around about “sick puppies” and “special whatever.” Now we know why.
Earlier that day, Special Counsel Robert Mueller posted a Michael Flynn sentencing memo, which sent everyone in Donald Trump’s orbit scrambling to try to figure out if they’d been incriminated by name in the redactions. But Rudy lost his marbles after the special counsel made a major related move that could put him in the center of a criminal case.
On Wednesday, Mueller passed off a Turkish lobbying investigation involving Flynn to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Considering the timing, it means this was almost definitely one of the mystery investigations referenced in the Flynn memo. So what does this have to do with Rudy Giuliani?
Well, this week, the U.S. government revealed that a notorious Turkish criminal named Reza Zarrab had cut a plea deal as well. At the time, it was easy to parse that this couldn’t be a coincidence. At one point Rudy Giuliani joined Zarrab’s legal team, and acted so inappropriately, the judge threw him off the case.
The former New York City mayor was clearly acting on behalf of the Turkish government when he tried to sabotage the prosecution of Zarrab, making it clear that Rudy was obviously on Turkey’s payroll, and almost certainly as an unregistered foreign agent.
Because Michael Flynn was also working as an unregistered and Trump-connected foreign agent of Turkey, it’s a given that Flynn knew what Rudy was up to. Sure enough, just a few months after Flynn cut his plea deal and presumably sold Rudy out to Mueller, Rudy suddenly joined Trump’s legal team in an effort at sabotaging Mueller’s entire case.
When Mueller announced he was ready to sentence Flynn, it meant that Mueller had what he needed. No wonder Rudy Giuliani is losing his mind.