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CNN obtained exclusive video that shows Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, attorney Sidney Powell and others being deposed about their election lies. #CNN #News

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  • November 5, 2021

A new audio recording shows that Kurt Volker set up and was on a phone call in which Giuliani badgered Zelensky’s aide Yermak to “announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump.” There clearly was a...

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  • June 8, 2021

Marcy Wheeler is showing how lawfare is not helping Rudy Giuliani as the Daily Beast now indicates that Trump may be cutting Rudy loose, perhaps explaining why there may be no “pocket pardon”. Trump has blown off Rudy Giuliani's pleas for help as the feds circle: According to three people familiar...

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  • May 17, 2021

I’m not a vindictive person. I’m really not. Certain things I’ve endured in my life I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, such as depression, debilitating flu, and the Carrot Top Spa Day Experience in Vegas. Which is exactly what it sounds like. Not sure what I was thinking there. That...

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  • May 3, 2021

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

Feebs are closing in. Rudy’s electronic devices have now been seized in a NYC raid on his Manhattan apartment (and a Park Avenue office location). Darn that Deep State down by the Four Seasons Lawn Center. The buried lede is that the warrant was blocked under the former guy, but Merrick Garland unblocked...

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  • April 28, 2021

Russia targeted people close to Trump in bid to influence 2020 election, U.S. intelligence says, in an apparent reference to Rudy Giuliani. The Office of the Director for National Intelligence released an unclassified version of a classified analysis of foreign influence in the 2020 election. More obvious is the continuity from...

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  • March 17, 2021

Trump has released this statement to CNN: “Mayor Giuliani is not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters.” Is this because of today’s lawsuit charging that in concert with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, they were conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January...

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  • February 17, 2021

However, like Rudy’s Four Seasons landscaping company stunt, apparently Project Lincoln among other never-Trumper organizations are also another cause of 1/6. Apparently, Steve Bannon is now the voice of reason, asking for proof. When the going gets tough, triangulate your disinformation. Because Mitt Romney is all about a revolutionary vanguard,...

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  • January 29, 2021

Remember Mellissa Carone? Of course you do. She’s the crucial election witness who was so unhinged that Rudy Giuliani—who on a good day makes marginally less sense than a paint fumes hallucination—attempted to shush her while she spun her cray-cray stolen-election theories. Many people thought she was drunk. When I...

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  • January 26, 2021

Even in the last days there will be lawfare aside from the threat to 50 statehouses. Rudy is likely bargaining for his pardon as the final list should be a doozy. Spotted by @abdallahcnn https://t.co/gOkIqohlV5 pic.twitter.com/xyhPjhuP1R — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 16, 2021 “Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call...

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  • January 16, 2021

It’s pretty much a given now that sometime between Monday and Wednesday, the House will pass and send to the Senate an article of impeachment against the Malignant Mangoturd. This fact seems to have penetrated Trump’s fantasy world, because he is already considering who should be on his defense team....

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  • January 10, 2021

Apparently, Rudy Giuliani’s seminar on “How to Get COVID Without Really Trying” is complete. He has it. Apparently, crazy pills do not ward off viruses. NBC News: President Donald Trump announced Sunday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has led the president’s efforts to overturn last month’s...

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  • December 6, 2020

LOL ”acting AG Rudy Giuliani” because Trump could fire AG Bill Barr. x Three weeks ago I told @thenation readers not to be freaked out about Barr’s “investigation” of voter fraud and, well I’m *thrilled* that held up. 🙂https://t.co/8UyMdaC1vq— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) December 1, 2020 Attorney General Bill Barr arrived...

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  • December 1, 2020

‘Your election is a sham’: Giuliani tells Pennsylvania ‘I know crooks really well’ x Rudy Giuliani is now speaking at the Wyndham hotel in Gettysburg — an event Trump planned to attend, but now will not. pic.twitter.com/YpylFi4A8O— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) November 25, 2020 Another failed PR stunt. Michael Bechloss calling...

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  • November 25, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

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  • November 20, 2020

Did Trump actually call the two Wayne County canvassers to try to reverse their reversal.  Autogolpe Trump's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification includes no-take-backsies.  Now Rudy saying lots of people from Camden came to Philly to vote. “It happens all the time. It's about as common as people getting...

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  • November 19, 2020

Ha ha ha ha! Oh, Rudy. Your diseased brain keeps me endlessly entertained.  Borat responds to, you know, that thing that happened. x Borat speaks pic.twitter.com/csBwCJdH41— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) October 23, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> BORAT: “I here to defend America’s mayor, Rudolph Giuliani. What was an innocent sexy-time encounter...

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  • October 23, 2020

I’m excited that a new Borat film is coming out (Friday on Amazon Prime!), but I’m a little disappointed, too. Who decided to change the title from Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan to the slightly more anodyne Borat Subsequent Moviefilm:...

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  • October 21, 2020

Probably a response to Mary Trump but more revealing about what little the Trump campaign has left other than the strangeness of their RNC lineup. Irony is a pre-existing condition. x The weird tweet was Rudy trying to search for something. Since deleted.— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) August 18, 2020 x...

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  • August 18, 2020

At Trump's Mar-a-Lago #NYE2020 party, Rudy Giuliani says "I would testify" in the impeachment hearing pic.twitter.com/uO82niw86g — Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) January 1, 2020 The President is retweeting from somewhere as guests begin to trickle in along the red carpet (though many are veering off the carpet, one door over, away...

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  • January 1, 2020

Politicians thinking of entering the recent Giuliani Ukraine “documentary” piece into trial evidence, need to first read this WaPo article by Ian Bateson. x Opinion: What Rudy Giuliani’s version of reality looks like from Ukraine https://t.co/pz3iyiY5CT— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 27, 2019 Earlier this month, Rudolph W. Giuliani made an...

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  • December 28, 2019

#LeningradLindsey wants to do a solid for Rudy Colludy, more likely because it will make for good television. It could be yet another sideshow of disinformation distraction for Trump. Is this a stunt-like announcement for an appearance that will self-cancel because Rudy will have to testify under oath. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...

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  • December 15, 2019

Rudy Giuliani is returning from Ukraine. He tried to divert attention from his producing propaganda with OANN support, as one of his Ukraine cronies might get called to testify in the Senate trial. Politico thinks Giuliani is “shook”, as he tries to spin distractions and disinformation. It was another revelatory week in...

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  • December 7, 2019

(This diary is based partly on information provided by The Daily 202 and JustSecurity). Often times a timeline is useful in sorting out a complicated story, and Bog knows the Ukraine story is a complicated mess. I’ve thought about creating several timelines, but with this morning's diaries of Trump looking...

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  • November 27, 2019

Will Arms-for-Dirt-gate signal the death of political selfies. In a week of public testimony, more details emerge in the continuing backstory for the Trumpeachment. The latest counter-propaganda is a Nikki Haley interview trying to make John Kelly and Rex Tillerson into honorary “amigos”. Lev Parnas says he told Ukrainian officials in...

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  • November 11, 2019

Gonna be busy days for Rudy and the Three Amigos, as his agitprop materials sent to the State department become more available. Trump's Russian ambassador nominee confirms Giuliani led smear campaign against former Ukraine ambassador https://t.co/y5Gwri7AVs — Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 31, 2019 With the alleged smear campaign in mind and...

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  • October 31, 2019

The evidence against Rudy Giuliani continues to mount. If he was a regular citizen I think he would already be indicted. MSNBC Oct 25th 2019 – Former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade, Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Juanita Tolliver, Wash Post’s Aaron Blake, Vox’s Shermichael Singleton, and former Obama White...

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  • October 25, 2019

Looks like we now have a better idea how Rudy Giuliani and Trump zeroed in on Hunter Biden’s work as a way to attack his dad Joe Biden.  Both Hunter and Rudy Giuliani worked for a crooked Romanian businessman back in 2016. The businessman was Gabriel “Puiu” Popoviciu, a wealthy...

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  • October 25, 2019

The pushback from Trumpists is beginning with much disinformation and noise. The coming weeks will unfortunately be far too interesting because the latest episode with Ukraine is one clearly created while Trump has been POTUS*, even as its foundation was laid by Paul Manfort, among others, like Rudy Giuliani. x...

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  • October 12, 2019

intelligence.house.gov/… The whistle-blower complaint is now available. The allegation is deemed credible and urgent. Apparently there was a conspiracy to withhold allocated foreign aid to coerce a foreign power to pursue an investigation of a US citizen by that foreign power in order to advance a partisan political agenda. There was an...

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  • October 12, 2019

x Yes! Trump’s threats to those who expose his perfidy are themselves impeachable. But we need triage. I’m leaning toward narrowing the focus on #Ukrainegate and the coverup it triggered. @RepAdamSchiff must take the lead. https://t.co/TyUX7cwdCj — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 26, 2019 So many questions as we begin the...

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  • October 12, 2019

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were nabbed at Dulles airport (perhaps) “trying to flee the country” and have been indicted for financial violations but more importantly in connection to Rudy Giuliani’s role in the Arms for Dirt scandal. Former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) is mentioned as ‘Congressman-1’, one of their...

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  • October 10, 2019

Fatalism at the fore. Virginia Heffernan in the LA Times suggests that there may be no country for old men. x I have a theory: some old white men in politics fear irrelevance as death, and will do anything for relevance — taking whatever deal with the devil is necessary....

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  • October 6, 2019

The impeachment battle lines now appear to have been drawn in terms of the unfolding messaging war that will dominate the airwaves for months to come: Democrats are doggedly perusing the checked-out claims of a government whistleblower, while Republicans are lying about everything. That's not an exaggeration. Embracing Donald Trump's signature...

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  • September 30, 2019

By now, we all likely have heard about Rudy Giuliani’s absurd “truth isn’t truth” argument on this Sunday’s Meet the Press: RUDY GIULIANI: . . . . And when you tell me that, you know, [Trump] should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so...

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  • August 20, 2018