Now we can add Robert Mueller and his team of top-notch prosecutors to the group of people who have been laughing at the appointment of Rudy Giuliani to Donald Trump’s legal team.
Giuliani was a U.S. Attorney in Manhattan until 1989 and then he became mayor of New York City. As one of his lawyer friends recently said, “except for his divorces, Rudy hasn’t been inside a courtroom in 30 years.”
So really, the thought of the bombastic Giuliani helping Trump legally is a big joke. Trump likes him because he’s a blowhard just like he is, and he knows he can count on the former mayor to get on TV and say ridiculous things in his defense.
Therefore it was very interesting when Fox Business released information that (apparently) had been leaked by someone from Mueller’s special counsel team. They said,
“Investigators inside the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller reacted with a mixture of skepticism and laughter at Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he will negotiate a swift end to Mueller’s probe of President Donald Trump and his alleged involvement in possible Russian election meddling and obstruction of justice.”
“As the former New York City mayor’s remarks made their way to Mueller’s investigators, they were said to be “amused,” according to one person with direct knowledge of the matter. Mueller’s team has signaled that its probe of Russia’s possible meddling in the 2016 presidential election is exploring new avenues presented by at least two cooperating witnesses and that there is little Giuliani can do to force Mueller’s hand, these people add.”
“If Rudy comes to Mueller trying to negotiate anything short of a presidential guilty plea, he will likely be met by deaf ears,” said a lawyer who follows the case from Washington.”
“Giuliani’s great, but I don’t think he’s going to move the dial one way or another,” Chris Swecker, a white-collar criminal attorney and former assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said in an interview with Neil Cavuto on FOX Business. “I know how Mueller operates. He’s not going to let anyone stampede him into it early or bring this case to an early conclusion.”
One thing we know about Mueller and his team is that they do not leak. All information that has come out of the special counsel’s office has been intentional. In other words, we know only what Mueller wants us to know.
By letting us know that they are amused at Giuliani for boasting about ending the Russia investigation, Mueller is sending him a message. And that message is, “Nice try, Rudy, but it won’t work. We’re still working hard and we should be ready to release your indictment soon.”
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.