Rudy Giuliani Just Got Compared To a ‘Bomb That Won’t Stop Exploding’
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani should have been sent to a farm upstate where ex-mayors have room to run around in the fresh air a long time ago. Instead, he freelances as a lawyer to Trump, a gig that isn’t going too well and has turned the former New York Mayor into a bomb that just won’t stop exploding, writes Vanity Fair’s reporter Bess Levin.
On Sunday, Giuliani admitted to asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden hours after it was reported that the president had allegedly made an alarming “promise” to that same country’s leader—are any indication.
But there’s a problem. During an interview on CNN last week, Giuliani initially insisted to Chris Cuomo that he’d never asked Ukrainian officials to investigate the former vice president (and current Democratic presidential front-runner). Then, 30 seconds later, he said that “of course” he did such a thing, like it was no big deal. “You just said you didn’t!” an astonished Cuomo replied, as Giuliani attempted to explain that there is apparently a difference between Ukraine investigating Biden and “look[ing] into allegations that related to my client, which tangentially involved Joe Biden in a massive bribery scheme.”
Watch the clip below:
Rudy denying he asked Ukraine to investigate Biden followed by Rudy admitting he asked Ukraine to investigate Biden within 30 seconds of each other in this clip is just incredible to watch pic.twitter.com/Vx1fTrEz8Q
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 20, 2019
After the video went viral, Giuliani took to Twitter in an attempt to clear things up, effectively stating that it’s completely fine and not a total abuse of power for a president to pressure a foreign leader to investigate a political rival.
A President telling a Pres-elect of a well known corrupt country he better investigate corruption that affects US is doing his job. Maybe if Obama did that the Biden Family wouldn’t have bilked millions from Ukraine and billions from China; being covered up by a Corrupt Media.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 20, 2019
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Giuliani has gone on TV and effectively admitted the president is guilty of something in a five-car pileup of an attempt to defend him.
In January, in the heat of the Mueller investigation, the former mayor said on Meet the Press that discussions about Trump Tower Moscow were “active” throughout the 2016 election. That same month, he told CNN that if there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia “it happened a long time ago,” later stating that Trump himself never colluded with Russia but perhaps campaign aides did.
And who could forget the time he insisted it was totally standard practice for a lawyer to take it upon himself to secretly pay off a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair with a client.