Last night was a big one for Rudy Giuliani. The former New York City mayor was thanked during Sacha Baron Cohen’s Golden Globes Award speech. Of course, Cohen was being facetious when he called Giuliani a “comedy genius.”
Former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani tried to dodge process server after Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against him for peddling the former president’s baseless conspiracy theories.
People from all corners of the political world came out to mourn Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday. Donald Trump broke his media silence by calling into Fox News, OAN and Newsmax.
Mike Pence remained silent after news broke that Donald Trump didn’t care about his or his family’s safety. But Pence used his Twitter account to mourn the passing of “a giant.”
It will most likely not matter in the long run, but Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is not going well. While his lawyers have seemed unprepared, the Democratic impeachment managers have been making concise arguments.
In the months after Donald Trump’s election loss, many of the ex-president’s supporters attempted to find arguments that could overturn the results. And one of those main targets became Dominion voting machines.
Rudy Giuliani, who hosts a daily afternoon show on New York’s 77 Talk Radio WABC, was angered after WABC issued a disclaimer ahead of his program.
WABC said Giuliani’s views and those of “his guests and callers on his program are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs or policies of WABC Radio.”
Giuliani has come under fire for his association with former President Donald Trump––Giuliani worked as Trump’s personal attorney––but especially so in the wake of the Capitol insurrection. Giuliani appeared at a rally ahead of the attack, which resulted in the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer who later died of his injuries, and encouraged attendees to stop the electoral certification of President Joe Biden‘s election win.
Giuliani was also recently named as one of the defendants in a defamation lawsuit filed by voting system company Smartmatic against Fox News, which is requesting $2.7 billion in damages from the corporation, which allowed Giuliani and others named in its suit to spread falsehoods about the election.
He was rather miffed by the disclaimer.
“I would have thought they would have told me about that before just doing what they just did. Rather insulting. And gives you a sense of how far this free speech thing has gone. And how they frighten everybody. I mean, we’re in America, we’re not in East Germany,” he said.
“They’ve got to warn you about me? I’m going to have to give that a lot of consideration. I also think putting it on without telling me ― not the right thing to do. Not the right thing to do at all,” he added.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) February 4, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems has filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, alleging he defamed the company by continuing to push the lie that the election was stolen.
The 107-page lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court in Washington and seeks damages of more than $1.3 billion. It cites more than 50 statements Giuliani “made at legislative hearings, on Twitter, on his podcast and in the conservative news media, where he spun a fictitious narrative of a plot by one of the biggest voting machine manufacturers in the country to flip votes to President Biden,” according to The New York Times.
Scoop: Dominion Voting Systems has sued Rudy Giuliani for his false claims over the election.
Seeking $1.3 billion.
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc)
January 25, 2021
From 2016 through 2017, FBI Director James Comey played a massive role in American politics. Just weeks before the election, he sent a letter about Hillary Clinton’s emails to Congress. This may have cost her the election.
After Trump was elected, he demanded loyalty from Comey and fired him after the he declined. Over the last few years, Comey has attempted to rebuild his reputation on cable news.
The former FBI Director expounded on his relationship with Trump during a recent radio appearance with Dan Abrams. The host asked, “Have you ever thought about suing President Trump or his allies for some of the things that have been said about you?”
“Actually it’s funny you should ask that,” Comey replied. “Yes. Occasionally it has popped in my head, and I decided it’s not worth giving them the attention that would involve, or giving them the space in my head that that would require. I’d rather just not follow him on Twitter. He said so many things that were false and defamatory about me that would have been actionable, and I just thought, I wonder if I should sue the bastard?” Comey recalled. “And then decided, you know what, it’s not worth giving him that airtime, which he craves, and letting him in my head that much.”
Donald Trump had high hopes this election season. He, of course, believed deep down he would defeat Joe Biden. And even if he didn’t, he would assemble a crack team of lawyers who could help him win.
And Trump did have some impressive legal firms ready to represent him post election. The problem was, however, that Trump lost the election by a lot. And once the bad press came in, the prestigious legal teams began to walk away.
So Trump was left with his long-time ally and friend, Rudy Giuliani, along with conspiracy theorists like Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Joe DeGenova. The “Elite Strike Force” legal team regularly got their clocks cleaned in court.
And the ringleader of the circus was Rudy Giuliani. From holding a press conference next to a sex shop, to introducing witnesses that were seemingly drunk, the former New York City Mayor has provided non-stop embarrassment.
The humiliation of his loss is beginning to sink in for Donald Trump. Not only will he soon leave the White House, his business empire is destroyed and he’s facing legal jeopardy in New York City. And he’s certainly not happy with Giuliani.
According to a report from the Washington Post:
“Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements for the expenses Giuliani incurred while traveling on the president’s behalf to challenge election results in key states. They said Trump has privately expressed concern with some of Giuliani’s moves and did not appreciate a demand from Giuliani for $20,000 a day in fees for his work attempting to overturn the election.”
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is looking to remove Rudy Giuliani from its membership, citing his involvement in inciting last week’s attack against the Capitol.
“Thankfully, Congress overcame this assault and fulfilled its constitutional responsibility in certifying the Biden-Harris victory. However, we must address the root cause of this abhorrent incident, the blame for which lies first and foremost with President Donald Trump,” NYSBA said in a release.
“But the president did not act alone. Hours before the angry mob stormed the Capitol walls, Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, addressed a crowd of thousands at the White House, reiterating baseless claims of widespread election fraud in the presidential election and the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs,” the organization continued, noting that it
has “received hundreds of complaints in recent months about Mr. Giuliani and his baseless efforts on behalf of President Trump to cast doubt on the veracity of the 2020 presidential election and, after the votes were cast, to overturn its legitimate results.”
Donald Trump had been asking his supporters to fight for him for weeks. It began with a flyer he distributed promising that January 6th in Washington DC would be a wild time.
Then there were weeks of tweets with his claims of frauds getting more extreme by the day. And then there was the speech that he gave yesterday morning. Not only did he direct his fans to head to the Capitol he even hinted that he may join them.
And all of this rhetoric helped incite a riot in Washington DC. The US Attorney who will be investigating the case, Michael Sherwin, said Trump may be a part of his investigation.
Trump wasn’t the only one inciting violence during his Wednesday speech. His son, Donald Jr. and Rudy Giuliani also stoked the flames. Sherwin was asked if those who spoke at the rally would be looking into.
Yes,” he responded, “we are looking at all actors here, not only the people that went into the building, but . . . were there others that maybe assisted or facilitated or played some ancillary role in this. We will look at every actor and all criminal charges
President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani left a voicemail with the wrong senator in a final effort to delay certifying President-elect Joe Biden‘s win. Giuliani attempted to reach Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) but he left the message on the voicemail of another senator, who has not been identified.
In his message to Tuberville, Giuliani claimed that lawmakers on Capitol Hill were “trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you.”
“And I know they’re reconvening at 8 tonight, but it … the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow—ideally until the end of tomorrow,” he continued.
The report originated from the conservative news outlet The Dispatch, which published the recorded voicemail.
You can listen to it below.
.@stephenfhayes SCOOP: Rudy Giuliani tried calling Sen. Tuberville tonight asking him to object to the election results in 10 states.
"I know we would delay you a lot, but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote." pic.twitter.com/EkRaR2EAGe
Donald Trump’s legal fights over the 2020 election have gone terribly. And with such a lack of success, the president would hope that his legal advisers are, at the least, on the same page.
That is not the case at all, however. Rudy Giuliani, a long-time friend of Trump, seems to have the president’s ear more than any of his other lawyers. But Sidney Powell, who was removed from the legal team weeks ago, was still invited to a weekend summit at
the White House
The New York Times reported last week that President Donald Trump had discussed with his advisers the possibility of pardoning his three elder children––Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump––as well as his attorney, Rudy Giuliani. And now a Morning Consult-Politico poll has found that more voters believe it would be inappropriate of the president to pardon his family members.
The poll, published earlier today, found:
There are few people who are more loyal members of Team Trump than Rudy Giuliani. And during 2020, members of Team Trump have proven their loyalty by eschewing both masks and any kind of COVID-19 protection.
While fighting to overturn the 2020 election results, Giuliani has made a point of not wearing a face covering. A recent video showed him badgering a court witness to take off her mask so that he can hear her better.
Not surprisingly, the former New York City mayor has contracted COVID (as has his protege, lawyer Jenna Ellis). While Chris Christie was chastened by contracting the illness, the same can’t be said of Giuliani.
The Trump lawyer made the comments while calling into his own WABC radio show on Tuesday. “I think you can overdo the mask,” he claimed. “You can overdo almost anything. Everything done in moderation makes much more sense.”
Giuliani continued by taking a shot at president-elect Joe Biden. “
You don’t screw around your whole life because of an illness,” he said. “We face risk! I’d rather face risk than live in a basement all my life.”
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani discussed a pre-emptive pardon with the president, according to a new report from The New York Times.
Giuliani has led the president’s efforts to overturn the results of the November 3 election, recently representing him in Pennsylvania, which went on to certify its election results for President-elect Joe Biden. Giuliani discussed receiving a presidential pardon shortly before Trump leaves office in January.
”Mr. Giuliani’s potential criminal exposure is unclear. He was under investigation as recently as last summer by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his business dealings in Ukraine and his role in ousting the American ambassador there, a plot that was at the heart of the impeachment of Mr. Trump,” The Times reported, noting that he did not respond to requests for comment.
But Giuliani did find time to respond to the story on Twitter earlier this morning, decrying it as “fake news.”
”Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source,” Giuliani said. “Hard to keep up with all their lies.”
#FakeNews NYT lies again. Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. Hard to keep up with all their lies.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 1, 2020
President Donald Trump plans to visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee that will examine “election impropriety,” according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The event is not on the president’s official schedule, but insiders told the news outlet that he had expressed interest in appearing alongside his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who he placed in charge of leading the White House’s official efforts to overturn the results of the November 3 election.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the event will include “opening statements from the state senators as well as testimony from witnesses alleging fraud, in addition to a presentation from Mr. Giuliani.”
There is no evidence of widespread election fraud. Trump’s claim that the election was fraudulent has been debunked by his own security agencies, who have said the election was secure.
The news comes after Pennsylvania certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of its election. Biden won the state by a margin of more than 800,000 votes.
Governor Tom Wolf announced the news in a tweet, saying that Pennsylvania’s State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States.”
The Trump administration continues to push a federal court to invalidate votes for Biden. Trump’s legal team has failed to log a single legal victory that would successfully swing the election in his favor. Despite this, the president has refused to concede that he lost the election and ordered his administration not to cooperate with the transition, sparking concerns that he would not leave the White House peacefully.
Andrew Giuliani, a White House staffer and the son of President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Giuliani announced the news via Twitter.
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.”
This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani)
November 20, 2020
On Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump’s legal team held a press conference. Many viewers were unable to take their eyes off Rudy Giuliani as his flop sweat made his hair dye run down his face.
But even more stunning than that were the claims made by lawyer Sidney Powell. In a wild claim of election fraud, Powell talked about Venezuela, George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the hacking of voting machines.
Republican senators have been slow to call out the Trump legal teams shenanigans, but the lawyer’s performances were enough to get Joni Ernst to speak up.
The Iowa senator was particularly perturbed by Powell saying, “In terms of the level of corruption we are looking at here, we have no idea how many Republican or Democratic candidates… paid to have the system rigged to work for them.”
This is a holy crap moment: “In terms of the level of corruption we are looking at here, we have no idea how many Republican or Democratic candidates… paid to have the system rigged to work for them.” – Sydney Powell
Listen up, GOP. They're calling out your elections next.
President Donald Trump‘s attorney Rudy Giuliani has filed for court permission to appear for the Trump campaign in its lawsuit to block certification of President-elect Joe Biden‘s win in the state of Pennsylvania. Giuliani filed the application hours before a hearing on Pennsylvania’s motion to dismiss the suit is set to start. It’s unclear if Giuliani will actually argue before U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, an appointee of President Barack Obama.
The news comes a day after news broke that President Trump‘s campaign had withdrawn a key claim in its lawsuit to stop the certification of election results in Pennsylvania. The Associated Press reported that the Trump campaign “dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots — 682,479, to be precise — were illegally processed without its representatives watching.”
Despite this, Trump campaign spokesmanTim Murtaugh continues to claim that ballots were inaccurately counted and processed.
“Our lawsuit in Pennsylvania absolutely still makes an issue of the 682,479 mail-in and absentee ballots that were counted in secret,” he tweeted yesterday.
This story is completely erroneous. Our lawsuit in Pennsylvania absolutely still makes an issue of the 682,479 mail-in and absentee ballots that were counted in secret.
To write that we had scrapped that argument requires not reading the amended complaint. https://t.co/39CvzAoIyl