Rudy Giuliani's pre-existing condition

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 Currently doing research on a…

context begins to catch up to the Giuliani propaganda

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 unexpected trip to Ukraine, accompanied…

Lindsey Graham wants Rudy Giuliani to testify before Senate Judiciary committee

#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.) is inviting Rudy Giuliani, President Trump‘s personal…

“…just what is Giuliani thinking?” does Rudy Colludy even think

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 impeachment where it was almost…

A Timeline for Giuliani

(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 for a bus to throw…

Will Lev Parnas Throw Himself on the Giuliani Hand Grenade

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 May that unless they investigated…

Could Rudy Giuliani be indicted?

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 House cabinet secretary Chris Lu…

Giuliani could be prosecuted under the Logan Act, among other things

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 Opinion | Mimi Rocah: “Giuliani…

Soviet-born donors to Trump are part of the Giuliani “fishing for prosecutors” in #UkraineGate

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 impeachment inquiry centering on Trump’s…

The press has a Rudy Giuliani problem

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 and constant disregard for the…

The Short and Crucial Response to Rudy Giuliani's Bad Faith Argument

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 silly because it’s somebody’s version…