People wonder what happened to the man who used to be Mayor of New York City and before that prosecuted for the legendary U.S. District Court, the Southern District of New York (SDNY) legal machine. They also wonder what happened to the Attorney General William Barr, a formerly well-known and distinguished Washington, D.C. attorney. Here is a look inside of Giuliani’s experience working for Donald Trump.
The former NYC mayor blew off the news that the House Democrats had subpoenaed former special counsel and author of the infamous Mueller Report, Robert Mueller III to testify.
Giuliani had been burning up the airwaves criticizing Mueller, calling him a “biased and unethical prosecutor” prior to his release of the long-awaited report. Perhaps, Trump’s, Barr’s, and Giuliani’s media blitz worked to convince the American public that the president had “no collusion, no obstruction.” Perhaps, he realized that people were not likely to read the nearly 500 pages of dense material in Mueller’s report. Perhaps it was something darker.
After months assailing Robert Mueller as a supposedly “biased and unethical prosecutor” before the release of his report Rudy Giuliani shrugged at the news that House Democrats had subpoenaed the special counsel to testify later this month: “Who cares?”
‘NEW: Rudy Giuliani just texted me “Who cares?” when I asked him for comment on Robert Mueller testifying before Congress on July 17.’
What Giuliani did not appear to get was that many Americans were interested in what Mueller had to offer them, what he had to say about Donald Trump especially.
After the former mayor criticized and condemned Mueller, the intelligence community spoke out loud and clear. They spoke of Mueller “in glowing terms:”
‘In interviews with The Daily Beast, Giuliani’s former Justice Department colleagues spoke of Mueller in glowing terms, and most said that his report had set out a triable obstruction of justice case against Trump. Many expressed deep disappointment in Giuliani’s attacks on Mueller and the FBI, albeit with a grudging recognition that his approach has been effective. ‘
Giuliani shrugged off the news that Mueller was testifying. He thought that anything that the special counsel could say about his client came far too late. He said:
‘When I started everyone trusted Mueller and we(r)e contemplating impeachment. When we finished more people distrusted Mueller’s unethical group of angry Dems.’
Even up to the time Mueller was expected to testify before the House of Representatives on July 17 Giuliani was still shrugging his testimony off. He may be right when he said that it was too late. Donald Trump had tweeted about his annoyance over Mueller testifying, claiming the “great hoax” much like a fictional dragon was “dead,” according to The Fortune Magazine:”
‘Robert Mueller is being asked to testify yet again. He said he could only stick to the Report, & that is what he would and must do. After so much testimony & total transparency, this Witch Hunt must now end. No more Do Overs (sic). No Collusion, No Obstruction. The Great Hoax is dead!’
However, Giuliani just might be wrong about that. Mueller speaking could be a blockbuster drama. Maybe, the former mayor was counting on Trump to pardon him. Of course, that might be a long wait. Just look at former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort as he sits in prison.
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