For Starters, 'Witchunt' Is Not a Word
Rudy Giuliani posted a tweet at 12:44 AM Friday morning, just a few hours after the disastrous marathon Peter Strzok hearing. Giuliani, now President Donald Trump's personal attorney (who has retained his international clients in what some see as a grotesque conflict of interest) reportedly is not being paid for his work. He began his stint as personal attorney to the president back in April, bragging he could get Mueller to wrap up his investigation into his client in "a week or two."
Things are not going as planned.
On Thursday House Republicans for nearly 10 hours berated FBI agent Peter Strzok, the former Chief of the Bureau's Counterespionage Section, who has been promoted and is now the Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division. It was not a smart move.
As GOP strategist and never-Trumper Rick Wilson wrote at The Daily Beast, "Republicans Thought Peter Strzok Would Be a Punching Bag. He Just Knocked Them Out."
So it was time for Giuliani to do what he does best: lie.
And so, with the President in the UK embarrassing America with an inexcusable interview given to a trash tabloid, while having to avoid the 50,000 protestors (and a flying Trump Baby balloon) in London, Giuliani, literally under cover of darkness, struck.
"Peter Strzok’s testimony was a disgrace," Giuliani tweeted, his first tweet of the Trump presidency. He offered noting to support his claim.
"It taints the entire Mueller witchunt," he continued (spelling error as written.) "President Trump is being investigated by people who possess pathological hatred for him," he added, verifying what we all know but what Trump has repeatedly claimed is not true: the president is, in fact, under investigation.
"All the results of the investigation are 'fruit of the poison tree' and should be dismissed," Giuliani claimed.
Legally, that's just plainly false.
Even if it were true, a true patriot would want the truth: Did Russia influence the U.S. election? Is the president compromised? Who in his campaign – including his family members – worked directly or indirectly with Russia to steal the presidential election? Will Russia do it again? What can we do to prevent it from happening?
"Mayor" Rudy Giuliani (as his Twitter handle reads), loved being called "America's Mayor" after 9/11 (New York City voters on 9/10 were sick to death of him and couldn't wait for him to go, by the way,) but it's odd that he still uses his former title. That is usually reserved for governors, presidents, senators, and diplomats – not mayors.
Meanwhile, many pounced on Giuliani's lies.
This is desperate gaslighting. The IG concluded bias played no role in how Clinton investigation was handled. https://t.co/wsWkGmGcgR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 13, 2018
There we go! the "fruit of the poison tree" defense, just like I predicted!
Tough luck, Rudy--proving that an investigator thought a suspect was guilty so pursued the evidence ain't going to stand up.
Also, impeachment is not a criminal trial. So, you outta luck times 2. https://t.co/IvKsq0PbOy
— John Deau (@jdeau9) July 13, 2018
You know it was televised and we watched it, right? Anyone can see what a liar you are.
Also it's been a few years, maybe it's time to take the "Mayor" off your account. https://t.co/SMX2WQ5hII
— Cervantes Xavier (@CervantesX) July 13, 2018
Rudy Giuliani, you are a disgrace because you keep making a fool of yourself for SLEAZY DON THE CON.
Peter Strzok was brilliant. He kicked the Republicans asses. He is a HERO!
If you are going to land air time on every political show --- DON'T BE STUPID. https://t.co/K3t9i1FHXv
— D Boss1. (@DBoss117) July 13, 2018
If “the people investigating me have hatred for me” were a defense for folks who commit crimes, I’d imagine a whole lot of pedophiles and child abusers are going to be walking free shortly. ‘Disdain for criminals’ is why many of them became cops. 🤦♂️ https://t.co/mwcgXmX81z
— Corey Trumbower (@Corey_Trumbower) July 13, 2018
— Greenhills Democrat (@greenhillsdems) July 13, 2018
It was nothing of the sort. The hearing was a GOP kangaroo court designed to claim faux moral outrage over Strzok's affair even as they defend a man on his third marriage, grabs women by the p----y, and has been accused of sexual assault by 19 women. #ITMFA #IllegitimatePresident https://t.co/xkTHbQWLLf
— Jack Cluth (@yuppieskum) July 13, 2018
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