In an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump said that he wasn’t directing Giuliani and that he was just one of Rudy’s clients.
Q: What was Rudy Giuliani doing in Ukraine on your behalf?
Trump: Well, you have to ask that to Rudy. I don’t know. I know he was going to go to Ukraine, and I think he canceled a trip, but Rudy has other clients other than me.
Q: You didn’t direct him to go there on your behalf?
Trump just threw Rudy Giuliani under the bus with the same excuse he used with Michael Cohen. pic.twitter.com/M5NLQIkjIg
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 27, 2019
It was just four days ago when Giuliani told Fox News that Trump would never throw him under the bus, “I do not discuss speaking with my client. You can count on that I talk to him often and comments that are insulting. I’ve heard things written like he’s going to throw me under the bus. When they say that, I say he isn’t, but I have insurance. Ridiculous! We are very good friends. He knows what I did was in order to defend him, not to dig up dirt on Biden.”
The sound that you are hearing is Trump’s bus getting warmed up as Rudy Giuliani is being tossed underneath it. The Republican emergency plan has always been to make Giuliani the fall guy if impeachment went badly for Trump.
Impeachment has been a disaster for Trump, so Republicans have broken the glass on their plan to have Giuliani take the fall.
If Giuliani follows through on his insurance threat, all hell is about to break loose, and impeachment definitely will not be done before Christmas.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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