Giuliani Tries To Clean Up 'Truth Isn't Truth' Comment

20 August, 2018, 22:40 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • Rudy Giuliani

The President's outside legal team for the special counsel investigation, which is headed up by Giuliani, replied to Mueller's proposal for terms of possible presidential testimony earlier this month, but the former NY mayor wouldn't disclose the details of his team's response.

Obviously the most attention-grabbing aspect of former NY mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's interview on Sunday's "Meet the Press" was his casual dismissal of the concept of objective reality.

"I'm not going to be rushed into having him testify so can he can be trapped into perjury", Giuliani said.

The comments by the former New York City mayor and Trump attorney caused host Chuck Todd to put his hand on his head and warn that the phrase would become a "bad meme". "You just said 'truth isn't truth!' That's not acceptable from a president's lawyer".

"Truth is truth", Todd said in response.




Added Oliver: "What is Giuliani doing? Not the truth", Giuliani said Sunday. The outreach was being conducted, that first email said, "as part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

"When you tell me ... Nowadays they are", Giuliani asserted.

Officially, the White House said former FBI director James Comey was sacked because of his handling of the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Trump, who has long attacked media with whom he disagrees as "fake news", has recently taken to describing journalists as the "enemy of the people". Rob Goldstone, who arranged the meeting, emailed Don Jr beforehand to pitch him on it and explicitly said that the dirt on Clinton was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

CNN says that Trump's legal team is opposed to the idea of Trump testifying before the Mueller probe because they believe "the special counsel's investigators could take what Trump says, if it differs from what others have laid out, as a lie". But in explaining why Trump should worry about telling the truth, Giuliani questioned the existence of truth itself.

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