Former NYC Mayor and attorney for Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani was interviewed by Chris Cuomo Friday morning and as a surprise to no one ever, it went off the rails. Giuliani seems to be playing the part of an old thug in a badly scripted TV movie. Trump’s attorney was flailing about and even spoke over a clip that Cuomo played that features him in 1998 saying that if a president is asked to testify, “You gotta do it. I mean, you don’t have a choice.”
That, of course, is in stark contrast to what Giuliani is saying at the present time as special counsel Robert Mueller moves in.
Giuliani said that it never occurred to him that they would try to subpoena a president. “That’s exactly what was going on in 1998,” Cuomo shot back.
Watch Rudy talk over his own clip, you guys:
Lol. I’ve never seen a guest trying to talk over a video clip showing they’re lying. But Rudy gave it a shot. pic.twitter.com/O43nczsHvq
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 18, 2018
Giuliani snowflaked out saying that”it’s really not fair’ when Cuomo played a clip of him saying that if a president is subpoenaed, he has to comply. Giuliani then said his interview with Charlie Rose in 1998 is “not even relevant.”
“This is why people don’t come on your show,” Giuliani said to Cuomo while he was literally on the show.
During Rudy’s interview with Charlie Rose, they spoke of Watergate, the scandal that brought an end to Richard Nixon’s presidency. Trump’s Russia scandal has been deemed as ‘stupid Watergate,’ by the way.
“The Watergate– all of the Watergate litigation resolved the fact that the president is not above the law– is not able to avoid subpoenas,” Giuliani said at the time.
In terms of criminal law, Giuliani said that the president should be “treated like everyone else.”
To wrap up Giuliani’s media blitz, he told Politico that Trump’s legal team can prep the president “at the White House, then at night and after he finishes playing golf.”
Giuliani keeps owning himself and it’s spectacular to watch. Giuliani needs to grow a Snidely Whiplash mustache to fully play this role.
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