Rudy Giuliani’s Trump truthism: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sunday on “Meet The Press,” Rudy Giuliani morphed into Kellyanne Conway channeling Sean Spicer, telling host Chuck Todd that “Truth isn’t truth.” And up is down and the world is flat too.
A year ago on “Meet The Press” Kellyanne Conway described Sean Spicer’s false claims about Trump’s Inauguration crowd size as “Alternative Facts.” Conway would later refer to a terrorism attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky that never happened.
Giuliani is Trump’s lawyer but is demonstrating he could also have been Bill-“Define is”- Clinton’s lawyer.
Giuliani made his truth comment during an exchange with Todd about the risks of Trump falling into a “perjury trap” if he met with Rudy Giuliani.
“When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry. well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.” Giuliani told Todd.
Todd responded, “Truth is truth. I don’t mean to go like--”
“No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth.” Giuliani shot back.
Monday, Giuliani was doing damage control trying to clarify his comment in a tweet.
“My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic ‘he said, she said’ puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.”
Giuliani is arguing that Mueller may ask Trump about what Mueller believes to be a truthful scenario, but it might not be. It might be a he said-she said situation. But in fact, a genuine he said-she said, would never be grounds for perjury, as Giuliani suggests.
In the same interview, Giuliani gave yet another false narrative of the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and a delegation from Russia promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Giuliani said he didn’t know if the Trump group even knew the lawyer they met with was Russian.
“She didn’t represent the Russian government, she’s a private citizen. I don’t even know if they knew she was Russian at the time. All they had was her name,” Giuliani told Todd.
The claims Giuliani made about the meeting are refuted by the email exchanges between Donald Trump Jr and the Russian delegation, Kushner and Manafort, which Don Jr. turned over to investigators.
Those email exchanges clearly state that the group is acting on behalf of the Russian government. That they are promising to provide information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government’s prosecutor, and that the information is being offered because the Russian government wanted to support Trump’s candidacy.
It’s also a fact that after the meeting with the Russians, some sanctions were lifted.
Giuliani has provided a lot of comic fodder for those watching and listening to him. But Mueller is also watching Rudy puts his client in greater legal jeopardy just about every time he opens his mouth.
Previously, Giuliani also said “Facts are in the eye of the beholder.” No, in fact, facts are facts. Truth is truth and lie is lie and liar is liar...and President of the United States