Rudy Giuliani is trying to defend Trump by saying that the president had no idea that his lawyer who he talks to regularly was selling access to the White House and the Oval Office. In other words, Giuliani has adopted the Trump is a clueless idiot defense.
CNN’s Dana Bash reported, “I just got off the phone with Rudy Giuliani about this very issue. And asked him the key question, I think, did the president know that Michael Cohen was doing this. And here’s what Giuliani told me. He said that he talked to — he, Giuliani, talked to the president one time about it before the latest in the last 36 hours, our reporting about other attempts to get business. At that time, the president told Giuliani that he was not aware of the situation. And Giuliani said, obviously now things are getting a little bit more — the word he used was but then Giuliani went on to say he’s only going to be concerned about it if somebody says this involves the president. And so far they are not saying it. Now, again, this is Giuliani saying he spoke to the president only once about the notion of Michael Cohen. Basically trying to sell access. President didn’t know about it. But has not spoken to him since our reporting about the volume with which the — Michael Cohen tried to do this.”
After the strategy of confessing to crimes didn’t work, Rudy Giuliani, the worst presidential lawyer in history, has decided that Trump is now clueless about what is happening around him. This all could have been a scam by Cohen to use Trump’s name to make money, but if that is the case, why is Trump trying to suppress evidence and derail the prosecution of Cohen. Trump is a notorious micromanager of his business and inner circle so it would be out of character for him to have no idea what Cohen was up to.
Giuliani’s strategy of pleading Trump ignorance is one that the American people are going to hear more often, especially on matters related to the Russia investigation.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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