Donald Trump has been standing right beside his personal attorney and former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani. This in spite of the interview Giuliani gave to The New Yorker magazine. In it, he knocked up against the president’s reputation and honor, creating at least a few cracks in the president’s credibility.
The commander-in-chief made his comments at a roundtable meeting about regulatory reforms. He met with the nation’s governors in the White House Monday. He claimed that Giuliani defended him for free and against the “hoax of impeachment out of love.”
A reporter asked the president if he knew what his personal attorney found during his trip to Ukraine this month. Even though Trump phoned Giuliani as his plane taxied in on the tarmac and the former mayor was seen at the White House Sunday, the president claimed to not know much about what his attorney found.
Giuliani has been in Ukraine previously trying to coerce its leaders to give false information about Joe Biden, his perceived top candidate in the 2020 presidential election. That was how Trump ended up being impeached.
Giuliani told The New Yorker in an interview that it was vital that they get rid of longtime government career U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. That she was getting in the way:
‘I believed that I needed Yovanovitch out of the was. She was going to make the investigations difficult for everybody.’
CBS News reported what Trump admired about Giuliani. The president spoke to CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid:
‘He was probably the greatest crime fighter over the last 50 years, very smart. He was the best mayor in the history of the city of New York. He’s a great person who loves our country,” And he does this out of love, believe me, he does it out of love. He sees what goes on, he sees what’s happening. He sees all of the hoax that happens when they talk about impeachment hoax, or the Russian collusion delusion.”
Graham appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday mornings and said:
‘I think this whole thing is a crock. You’re shutting the president out. The process in the House, any partisan group could do this in the future. You’re weaponizing impeachment. And I want to end it. I don’t want to legitimize it. I hate what they’re doing.’
In the meantime, the White House administration has been trying to show how much progress Trump has been making on Republican base issues. They hope that this will counter-balance his successes against the Democrats voting to impeach him on Wednesday.
Still, the president has been unable to pull himself away from his impeachment. He will be only the third president in American History to be impeached. His tweets have been running to his concern over the impeachment. His tweets appear to be trying to prove to his base that he was not guilty.
He does this by attacking members of the Democratic House impeachment committees and other Democratic politicians, especially those in leadership. Even though he has attempted to bring up his successes, they are not nearly so entertainment. The attack tweets are attention-grabbers.
POTUS has also retweeted people complimenting him, but again, they have not been as entertaining. He has even included one that promotes the QAnon conspiracy theory. This was risky, given the negative headlines this group has garnered.
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