CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with Rudy Giuliani tonight to again try and make sense of the latest flip-flop from President Donald Trump‘s lawyer. Giuliani denied to Tapper that he ever said Trump told James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Minutes later Tapper showed him the video of him directly saying that. After talking about Omarosa, Cuomo told Giuliani tonight, “I cannot find you ever saying the president did not have that conversation with Comey until this weekend.” Giuliani insisted he did so from the beginning, and Cuomo asked, “Why do you keep arguing in the alternative if you have high ground that it never happened?” “Because I can get him out of it legally,” Giuliani responded. “I can get him out of it factually. He’s got both defenses.” For this to be true, Cuomo pointed out, Comey would have to be a “crazy Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Confronts Giuliani for Changing Comments on Trump-Comey Meeting: So Comey’s a ‘Crazy Liar’?"
Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo tonight to address claims coming from former White House senior aide Omarosa Manigault, who says the president knew about Wikileaks releasing the hacked DNC emails during the 2016 campaign before they came out — an allegations that Giuliani flatly denied. “Omarosa’s allegation is not in her book — we have seen no proof to substantiate what she alleges, but it is that she says with great confidence, certainly on television, he knew about the DNC e-mails before Wikileaks dropped them,” Cuomo said to Giuliani. “I know she’s lying,” he quickly shot back. “I know she’s lying because I was on the campaign more than she was. I was closer to him than she was.” Giuliani continued:
“From about June to November, I was with him 24 hours a day. The first Wikileaks exposure, he was completelyContinue reading "Rudy Giuliani: Omarosa is ‘Lying’ About Trump Having Advanced Knowledge of Email Leaks"
MSNBC’s Katy Tur has had it up to here with the back and forth between Robert Mueller‘s team and President Donald Trump‘s team by way of Rudy Giuliani. “You and I are reading the tea leaves every day as it relates to this strategy from the president’s legal team,” Kristen Welker said to Tur. “What do you make of what we saw over the weekend?” “Listen, I know Rudy Giuliani is the president’s lawyer but I have a hard time taking anything he says seriously ’cause he’s contradicted himself so many times,” Tur began. “It seems like he’s making up these deadlines,” she continued. “I know he’s saying Robert Mueller said this will be wrapped up by September 1st. I would be surprised if that’s actually what will happen. He’s said that he’s going to give Robert Mueller an answer for a meeting, and the meeting will Continue reading "Katy Tur: Rudy Giuliani ‘Not a Reliable Operator’ in the Mueller Investigation"
President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani also decided to weigh in on Omarosa Manigault this morning. After saying there should be an investigation of Robert Mueller and James Comey, among others, he was asked to weigh in on Manigault taping John Kelly in the Situation Room. He said she’s violating “national security regulations” before adding that what she’s doing now is a violation of trust:
“Donald Trump made her. What kind of ingratitude is this?”He also said if John Kelly really wanted to hurt her, he could’ve. Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac
Joe Scarborough mocked a recurring figure of his disdain on Morning Joe Monday: Rudy Giuliani, once America’s Mayor, now President Donald Trump‘s cable news happy lawyer. Giuliani’s latest botched media appearance came Sunday, when he appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to insist that Trump never told former FBI Director James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Just a month ago, Giuliani said on ABC News that Trump told Comey to give Flynn a break. Tapper had the video, and confronted him with it, to comical results. After playing those videos, Scarborough burst out laughing. “What are we to make of that?” the MSNBC host asked. “Is Rudy Giuliani making it up as he goes along? Is he purposefully lying? Does he have early onset of dementia?” “I don’t want to rule out early offset,” John Heilemann joked, before saying he’s likely making things Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Mocks Giuliani’s Contradictory Statements: Does He Have Dementia?"
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared in the remarkably friendly confines of Fox & Friends this morning in which he took batting practice with the most gently lofted softballs by the most-watched morning show co-hosts. The anodyne interview can be fairly described as comfort food designed to sate pro-Trump viewers, with calls for investigations into those investigating alleged conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the election, but Mayor Giuliani hit something of a newsworthy buzzer shot when he revealed as an aside that he expected this to be a “big week” in the Mueller investigation. While wrapping the segment, Giuliani claimed that he expected Special Counsel Robert Mueller to decide on the counter-proposal on how President Trump should avail himself to be interviewed by the investigation. Trump’s legal team has very publicly decried the problems of putting Trump in a “perjury trap,” demanding a more narrow Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani Expects Mueller to Decide This Week on Trump Sit-Down: ‘Should Be a Big Week…’"
Fox News contributor Guy Benson said on MediaBuzz today he was a little stunned by President Donald Trump‘s lawyers filling in for Sean Hannity on the radio. Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow guest-hosted Hannity’s radio program, raising a number a baffling questions about the Trump-media nexus. Benson first noted that Giuliani gives very “colorful interviews,” noting the problems that have arisen so far from his constant media appearance. He specifically recalled Giuliani’s last-minute call-in to Outnumbered after Benson, who was guest-hosting, raised some issues about comments he made earlier in the day. Kurtz noted the radio guest-hosting gig, to which Benson said this:
“That was extraordinary. I had to do a double take when I saw that first reported. Hannity––look, we know that Hannity is very cozy with Team Trump. That’s no secret, and no one’s trying to say otherwise. Having the Trump… legal team guest host your radio Continue reading "Fox News Contributor Says Giuliani, Sekulow Guest-Hosting for Hannity Is a ‘New Level of Coziness’"