Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti skewered Rudy Giuliani in an epic takedown on Thursday, saying the former New York mayor doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.
“I used to have a lot of respect for Rudy Guiliani,” Avenatti told Chris Matthews. “But this guy’s lost it.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) May 3, 2018
Transcript of the brilliant dismantling of Trump’s newest lawyer:
I used to have a lot of respect for Rudy Guiliani. I think he showed some significant leadership around 9/11, but this guy’s lost it. He’s no longer ready for primetime and he doesn’t know what the law is, by the way, as it relates to campaign finance law. You asked why would he admit it? Because he doesn’t understand what he’s admitting. Rudy Guiliani thinks the only way you can have a campaign finance violation is if you use campaign funds to pay the $130,000. Anybody who knows anything about campaign finance law knows that’s not true. This guy’s a former prosecutor, U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York. He’s going to demean the men and women of the FBI by calling them stormtroopers and making Nazi references? It’s an outrage to the people that wear the badge that put their lives on the line day in and day out for our safety, Chris. He should be embarrassed by his comments. Furthermore, Michael Cohen complemented the FBI as it related to how they handled the search warrants and how professional they were. These guys are desperate out there calling me an ambulance chaser, calling the FBI stormtroopers. They’d better get back to the facts because they’re in a lot of trouble.
Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump are completely clueless
Rudy Giuliani clearly doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. He and Trump have gone so far off the deep end they can no longer see the shore.
Giuliani’s performances on Fox News over the past 24 hours may please Donald Trump, his new boss, but it’s important to remember that Trump is just as clueless as he is.
As Jason Easley noted shortly after Giuliani’s meltdown on Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday night, the former mayor essentially admitted that Trump and Cohen violated campaign finance laws and committed fraud.
To make matters worse for team Trump, Giuliani also told the country that, yeah, the president fired former FBI James Comey last year to get the Russia investigation off his back.
And just to add icing to the cake, Giuliani is now waging an all-out attack on the FBI, calling them “stormtroopers” and comparing them to Nazis. He called Comey “perverted.”
It should be noted that Guiliani once married his cousin and is now defending Trump, a man who had an affair with a porn star just after Melania Trump gave birth to a son.
It’s safe to say that Giuliani lost his right to cast judgment on anybody else a long time ago.
Ultimately, when Trump and Cohen are held accountable for their crimes, it won’t be the FBI or the “fake news” that brings them down. It’ll be their own corruption and incompetence.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.