Giuliani backtracking goes off track: Darcy cartoon

January 24, 2019

Giuliani backtracking goes off track: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Has Gaffe Giuliani finally gone too far?  Trump’s defense attorney has been spending his time backpedaling after putting his client in greater legal jeopardy during recent interviews, but even his walkbacks have been klutzy.

The Associated Press reports that Trump and his advisors want to give his TV lawyer a time out from being on TV.  

According to the AP’s sources, Trump is said to be upset that buzz over Giuliani’s latest incriminating comments obscured the buzz over Robert Mueller’s office silencing the buzz over the BuzzFeed report that Trump told his other inept attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.

Days after Giuliani tried clarifying his claim that he never said there was “No Collusion,” Reckless Rambling Rudy confirmed in an NBC interview that the Trump Organization was engaged in development talks with Russia for a Trump Tower Moscow up until November 2016.

The following day, Giuliani issued a statement walking back his comments, saying they “were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President.  My comments did not represent the actual circumstances of any such discussions.”

On the same day in another interview, Giuliani seemed to say that his information came from his having listened to previously undisclosed tapes of Trump and Cohen, He then offered a muddled clarification.  “I shouldn’t have said tapes.  Well, I have listened to tapes, but none of them concern this.”

It’s been debated whether Giuliani is simply past his prime and inept, or if he’s intentionally engaged in a disinformation  strategy to muddle negative news, send up smoke screens and attack Mueller.

What is clear, whatever the Giuliani strategy is, its hurting, not helping Trump or himself.

Giuliani has gone from a well respected prosecutor who put away Mobsters, to a respected NYC Mayor during the 9/11 attack, to a highly hyped Presidential contender, to a Trump defense attorney whose performance is so inept that legal analysts suggest he could and should be disbarred.

Giuliani is well aware of the hole he been digging for his once illustrious reputation. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, he speculated how he might be remembered on his tombstone.

“I’m afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’ Somehow I don’t think that will be it.  But, if it is, so what do I care? I’ll be dead, I figure I can explain it to  St. Peter.”

Craziest of all, Giuliani claims he’s working for free doing the job that’s costing him his reputation.

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