Donald Trump bumped up his lies-per-day to 16. Of course, there has also been his TV attack terrier and former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and the number of lies that the former mayor has told on behalf of his boss are fewer. Yet, what they lack in number, they make up for in whopper quotient.
On CNN’s State of the Union, hosted by Jake Tapper, Giuliani said that the man investigating the Russian attack on the U.S. 2016 presidential election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had given him a wrap-up date of the first of September. Although, the special counsel has been moving at warp speed, even he might have some difficulty finishing so quickly. After all, the Republican-led congressional committees investigating Hillary Clinton’s involvement as secretary of State in the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi until 2016.
In a horse-before-carriage juggling event, Giuliani claimed the president would not be ready for Mueller’s interview before Mueller supposedly said the investigation would be over. Given that the TV attorney has had no trouble lying for Trump, it was nearly impossible to believe his story. The former mayor said with all earnestness that “September 1 (w)as a reasonable date:”
‘September 1 was the date that Bob Mueller gave me … When we were talking about getting his report done, he threw out the date September 1 as a reasonable date to get it done. I thought he (Mueller) meant, well that’ll keep us clear of the election. And they did say something like they didn’t want to repeat some of the mistakes that Comey made.’
Giuliani then appeared to reverse himself a little bit with this slip-and-slide comment:
‘Maybe I put those things together or Jay did, and we came away with the idea that they’re trying to get it done by then.’
Then, the TV attorney claimed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Democrats had gone after former FBI director, James Comey. In fact, he said that the FBI even planned to reinvigorate its investigation into Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, yet again, because she used a private email server during her stint as secretary of State.
Trump has claimed that he wants to go mano a mano with Mueller, convinced that he could win the special counsel over to his point of view, his innocence. Would that be like he won over North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin over with his sterling personality?
It has been difficult to tell whether Giuliani, the president, and the real Trump attorneys want POTUS in a room with Mueller. Perhaps, they just want to drag out the investigation and stall any presidential comments under oath about obstruction of justice.
A little earlier, the former mayor said that Trump’s people would send the special counsel a counter-offer, “a good faith attempt to reach an agreement” over the president’s interview date and construction.
The difficulty with telling whether the TV attorney has been truthful was that Special Counsel Mueller has been running an extremely tight ship. There have been no leaks, so all the news has been one-sided.
Traditionally, investigations have tended to stop 60 days prior to any election in order to not influence them. However, that has not been written in stone or law.
Check out the entire Tapper interview with Giuliani in the video below:
Featured image is a screengrab via YouTube.