Rudy Giuliani, the President’s personal attorney who has a habit of making wild statements, only to walk them back later, or lie and say he never made them at all, has just grabbed the news cycle with two big statements. And he’s getting slammed on social media for them.
First, Giuliani has reportedly told CNN that President Trump’s legal team, in what should be a highly unusual move, reached out to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office over Buzzfeed’s bombshell article last week. Buzzfeed reported, and continues to stand by its reporting, that President Trump instructed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
CNN says “Giuliani, who is Trump’s attorney, would not provide further details about what they said to Mueller’s office. Friday evening, special counsel spokesman Peter Carr issued a rare statement rejecting the central claim in the BuzzFeed article, that Mueller has corroborating evidence (including testimony from Cohen) indicating Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about the deal.”
That’s not necessarily accurate. The central claim, many believe, in the Buzzfeed article is that the President instructed Cohen to lie to Congress.
Some on social media expressed concern.
Former federal prosecutor at SDNY:
This is very concerning to say the least. https://t.co/hSyjDqNPiz
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) January 21, 2019
Second, Giuliani has just released a statement refuting his bombshell remarks from Sunday, when he suggested or said directly that talks between then-presidential nominee Donald Trump via Michael Cohen, and Russia, to build a Trump Tower Moscow continued right up to Election Day.
Giuliani now says those comments were merely “hypothetical,” and suggests they were not based in fact.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 21, 2019
But as MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin notes, “Giuliani explicitly told [the] NYT that Trump ‘recalls a series of conversations’ with Michael Cohen about the Trump Tower Moscow project during the campaign.”
The new conflict with Giuliani: Giuliani explicitly told NYT that Trump “recalls a series of conversations” with Michael Cohen about the Trump Tower Moscow project during the campaign.
Giuliani said Trump recalled, “‘It was all going from the day I announced to the day I won.'”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 21, 2019
Giuliani is know for road-testing positions, running with them, then pulling them back at the drop of a hat, making him a highly discredited actor.
*Sigh*. That’s not ‘clarifying’. That’s called ‘changing your story’. https://t.co/Db9QnvhrYN
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) January 21, 2019
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Watch: Joint Chiefs Chairman Incinerates Matt Gaetz With Epic Lecture on Critical Race Theory
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley blasted U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz for mocking and opposing critical race theory during what was supposed to be a budget hearing. He left the Florida Republican Congressman speechless and only able to shake his head.
Milley, a General in the U.S. Army who has been in uniform since 1980 decimated Rep. Gaetz, his supporters, and conservatives in general for mocking the idea that systemic racism exists, while adding that he would like to better understand both critical race theory and “white rage.”
“First of all, on the issue of critical race theory, etc,.” Milley began. “A lot of us have to get much smarter on whatever the theory is, but I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform, to be open minded and be widely read, and the United States Military Academy is a university, and it is important that we train, and we understand, and I want to understand white rage, and I’m white, and I want to understand it.”
“So, what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building, and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out,” Milley, who has degrees from Princeton, Columbia, and the Naval War College, declared. “I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it, it’s important that we understand that because our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardians, they come from the American people. So it is important that the leaders, now and in the future, do understand it.”
“I’ve read Mao Tse Tung, I’ve read, I’ve read Karl Marx, I’ve read Lenin: that doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?”
“I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned and noncommissioned officers of being quote ‘woke,’ or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there. That was started at Harvard Law School, years ago, and it proposed that there were laws in the United States, antebellum laws prior to the Civil War that led to a power differential with African Americans that were three-quarters of a human being, when this country was formed, and then we had a civil war and Emancipation Proclamation to change it, and we brought it up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – took another 100 years to change that. So look it I do want to know, and I respect your service and you and I both Green Berets, but I want to know. And it matters to our military in the discipline and cohesion of this military, and I thank you for the opportunity to make a comment on that.”
Strong reaction from Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley on the issue of critical race theory before House Armed Services.
“I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our noncommisioned officers of being quote ‘woke'” pic.twitter.com/otWBw3YdPK
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) June 23, 2021
‘Stop This Onslaught’: Pat Robertson Blasts Cops for Killings of Daunte Wright and George Floyd
Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson is speaking out against the “onslaught” of police officers killing unarmed Black men, including Sunday’s fatal shooting of 20-year old Daunte Wright by officer Kim Potter and last year’s killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin.
“She shot that poor guy to death,” said Robertson, who is considered a far right wing conservative Christian who toes the partisan line, in a surprising segment Thursday on his “700 Club” show. He was speaking of former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, who allegedly thought she had pulled out her taser, but instead was holding her handgun when she pulled the trigger shooting a single bullet into Daunte Wright’s chest. He died minutes later.
“You can feel the difference. There’s just no comparison,” Robertson said as he weighed both a handgun and a taser in his hands. “If you can’t tell the difference in the field it’s crazy.”
“She deserves – ” Robertson said, apparently about to criticize Potter, before stopping himself.
“You know, I am pro-police folks, I think we need the police, we need their service, and they do a good job,” Robertson declared. “But if they don’t stop this onslaught, they cannot do this.”
“You know, the police in Virginia picked up a, a lieutenant in the Army, and began to give him trouble and our state police are highly trained, but why they didn’t stop this,” he said, referring to police who conducted a reportedly illegal traffic stop and then pepper-sprayed Second Lt. Caron Nazario, an Army medic.
“And this thing is going on in Minnesota,” Robertson continued, referring to former police officer Derek Chauvin, currently on trial fo killing George Floyd by putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.
“They ought to put him under the jail,” Robertson said of Derek Chauvin, who he mentioned by name. “It’s caused so much trouble, by kneeling on – the death of George Floyd – on his neck. It’s just terrible, what’s happening, and the police, why don’t they open their eyes to what the public relations are, they’ve got to stop this.”
When the police are starting to lose the approval of Pat Robertson, you know things are bad. pic.twitter.com/Pu7tw6aoDC
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 15, 2021
Watch: Fox News Cuts Away From Kayleigh McEnany’s Baseless Attacks on Democrats – ‘Can’t Continue Showing You This’
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, in her role as a Trump campaign advisor, held a press conference Monday that was so baseless and fact-less Fox News was forced to cut away from it.
“I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this,” Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto told viewers. “She started saying right at the outset,” that Democrats were “welcoming fraud, welcoming illegal voting. Not so fast.”
McEnany, in the one minute she spoke before Cavuto cut in, falsely claimed there is “only one party in America, trying to keep observers out of the count room, and that party, my friends, is the Democrat Party.”
“You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud, and you are welcoming illegal voting,” McEnany said, with zero evidence.
Cavuto was not going to allow her to lie on his air.
“I just think we have to be very clear and the charging of the other side is ‘welcoming fraud’ and ‘welcoming illegal voting.’ Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this,” He explained to viewers.
“I want to make sure that maybe they do have something to back that up. But that’s an explosive charge to make, that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating. If she does bring proof of that of course we’ll take you back.”
Fox News cuts away from Kayleigh McEnany news conference after airing it for less than a minute.
Neil Cavuto: “I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this…She started saying right at the outset, [Democrats were] welcoming fraud, welcoming illegal voting. Not so fast.” pic.twitter.com/1jn5jC2r5E
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 9, 2020
Former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart blasts McEnany, says what she is doing is “against the law,” and calls for her to “resign immediately.”
It's against the law. https://t.co/5dIVDi9QNp
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 9, 2020
In addition to not knowing what she's talking about, lying in almost every sentence, there is no justifiable reason for a government employee, @PressSec to go to a political organization and participate in a partisan political act. She needs to resign immediately. https://t.co/mD3pmG45qd
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 9, 2020
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