Rudy Giuliani Is Getting Dragged For Saying There’s ‘Nothing Wrong With Taking Information From Russians’

Getty Image

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer and coiner of the phrase “Truth isn’t truth,” made the Sunday morning news show rounds to discuss the recently partially released Mueller report and its many alarming revelations. While some, including certain top Democrats, believe the findings of DOJ Special Counsel Robert Mueller warrant talk of impeachment, Giuliani does not. To him, it’s fine, for example, for Donald Trump to have reaped the benefits of Russian interference.

“There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani asserted, brazenly, to a bewildered Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union.

Asked Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on @MittRomney statement he was “appalled” that Trump team “welcomed help from Russia”…

He called Romney a hypocrite and said “There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians…it depends on where it comes from.”

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 21, 2019

Giuliani was specifically speaking about comments from former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said he was “sickened” by the current administration’s “dishonesty” as laid out in the still redacted Mueller report.

“Stop the bull. Stop the pious act,” Giuliani said before implying Romney has taken political dirt as well. “What a hypocrite. Any candidate in the world — in America — would take information.” He then added, “Who says it’s even illegal?”

Giuliani — who has a habit of blurting out potentially incriminating things about his boss on nationally broadcast television shows or simply betraying he has no idea how Twitter works — was also asked about Donald Trump’s tweets over the last few weeks, which went from saying the report was a “total exoneration” to, after it was partially released, calling it “total bulls*it.” Tapper asked Giuliani about this paradox.

“Some things are false, a lot of things are questionable,” Giuliani said, with a laugh.

Giuliani’s latest spluttering appearance — both on CNN and on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd — inspired yet another pile-on on the former “America’s mayor.”

Giuliani moving the “Russia” goal posts so far Sarah Palin can see them from her house. https://t.co/so4pZuh3BW

— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) April 21, 2019

Rudy Giuliani works for free and still owes Trump a refund. https://t.co/LNsyeHvh9i

— shauna (@goldengateblond) April 21, 2019

“Even if it’s true, it is not.” — Rudy Giuliani, the once-upon-a-time “America’s Mayor,” on national tv today.

Did you think Crazy Rudy could ever top “Truth isn’t truth”?

I must admit I didn’t.

— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 20, 2019

Who could’ve guessed marrying his own cousin was the high point of Giuliani’s moral arc

— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 21, 2019

Former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani: “There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.”

Fact-check: There’s something majorly wrong with a campaign taking information from Russians.https://t.co/aFJcFNEYd9

— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) April 21, 2019

One conceived a list of how to interview Giuliani without giving him a platform to spread misinformation.

Dear media,

If interviewing Giuliani, you may want to note:

1 #MuellerReport directly implicates Giuliani in dangling Manafort pardon

2 Mueller: This activity met all three elements of crime of obstruction

3 Mueller didn't identify other personal lawyers by name (h/t @lrozen) pic.twitter.com/txocmeGLI5

— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) April 21, 2019

Others saw it as continuing a disturbing trend.

Listening to Rudy Giuliani on #CNNSOTU this morning. I'm feeling this 2018 cartoon deserves a retweet.https://t.co/1rEH2JwvPe pic.twitter.com/ssaPu6rCIj

— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) April 21, 2019

Noted prolific thread fanatic Seth Abrahamson even got in, though he kept it atypically brief.

If you're the sort of person who hears Giuliani's defense of Trump Jr.'s illegal solicitation of foreign campaign donations and says to yourself "this sounds plausible" you've also probably never read a mystery novel or watched a mystery on TV whose outcome you guessed in advance

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) April 21, 2019

Others saw him hanging himself with his own words.

Giuliani: Treason is legal, everybody does it. 🤡 https://t.co/UPZ48a7gFJ

— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) April 21, 2019

Only a traitor would say there is nothing wrong with taking info from Russians.

Giuliani just said there is nothing wrong with taking info from Russians.

Like I said, only a traitor would say that.

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 21, 2019

Former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani: “There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.”

Fact-check: There’s something majorly wrong with a campaign taking information from Russians.https://t.co/aFJcFNEYd9

— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) April 21, 2019

Of course, no Rudy pile-on would be complete without a couple digs about his appearance.

I think Rudy Giuliani is committed to fully transforming into Gollum before our eyes. What a shameful slithering towards ignominy

— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) April 21, 2019

If vampires can’t be seen in daylight, how is Giuliani on Meet the Press?

— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) April 21, 2019

This post appeared originally from this website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.