Rudy Giuliani says a lot of stupid things to the media, and usually does it while attacking the media. Giuliani would be nowhere without the press that he pretends to hate, and it’s because of his interaction with reporters and cameras that he is no longer the most loved mayor in America.
Giuliani gave a phone interview to The Guardian on Thursday, and what he said speaks volumes of his mental capacity right now.
According to the publication:
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said he is confident the president will remain loyal to him as an impeachment inquiry unfolds in which the former New York mayor has become a central figure.
But Giuliani joked that he had good “insurance” in case Trump did turn on him, amid speculation Republicans will seek to frame him as a rogue actor.
Giuliani said this about whether or not he’s scared about Trump throwing him under the bus:
“I’m not, but I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid.”
Giuliani’s lawyer then spoke up to explain that Giuliani is joking.
Some people believe that these remarks were meant to reach Trump as a wakeup call that Giuliani is prepared to protect himself just in case Trump does what he’s done to so many others. So, maybe Giuliani isn’t as nuts as he pretends to be.
The report explained why what Giuliani said might not be a joke:
Testimony from diplomats in the lead-up to this week’s first public impeachment hearing has consistently pointed a finger of blame at Giuliani, who led the administration’s secret effort to pressure the Ukrainians to launch a corruption investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter.
In testimony, Bill Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state, have described how Trump seemed to care more about investigating Biden, his possible opponent in the 2020 election, than protecting a key ally from Russian aggression.
Taylor also described how one of his aides had heard a colleague, Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, talking to Trump on the phone in July. The aide asked Sondland what Trump thought about Ukraine, and Sondland allegedly replied that Trump cared more about the investigations into Biden, which “Giuliani was pressing for”.
Basically, Trump is about to be panicking big time and looking for a scapegoat to take the fall for him. Giuliani would be a natural first choice for Trump because he was the go-between for Trump and Ukraine.
Giuliani also criticized Democrats’ LIVE impeachment hearings on Wednesday because, after all, he’s still on the clock until boss goes nuts. Giuliani said this about case Democrats are making:
“I’m not sure this is very solid testimony. In court we would call it hearsay, triple hearsay. It would not even be admissible. But if you are asking me flat out had I ever heard of a conversation like that? No.”
“I thought it was a weak way to start a trial.”
If it could get any weirder, Giuliani then told The Guardian that he had spoken to Trump as of Wednesday evening and that the president had “wished him a good night.” Giuliani then explained that his friend of over 30 years was a “very loyal guy” whom he believed would continue to be on his side.
This is why:
“I acted properly as his lawyer. I did what a good lawyer is supposed to do. I dug up evidence that helped to show the case against him was false; that there was a great deal of collusion going on someplace else other than Russia. And then I stepped on the number one minefield, which is Joe Biden, who is heavily protected by the Washington press corps.”