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Lawremce

I've never understood the Giuliani 9/11 mythology. If you weren't actually involved in the response effort what you know is from TV, even if you lived in New York city. And what you saw on TV was Rudy walking around wearing a hard hat and carrying a megaphone while other people worked. I guess considering who we have for a President "Is this what people see as leadership" is a foolish question. But Is there more to the Rudy myth that I just missed?

Gerald

Hummm ... the show ... must go on! Spanky the Manchurian candidate who "possibly " colluded with Russia has added a sock puppet to the cast!... '[M]erica's Mayo, reality tv star of 9/11 ... Rudy G...what could possibly go wrong?

FDChief

Plus he [philandered shamelessly] on the public dime [charging] the City for limos, love-nests, and his protection...Politically he's not very savory, but personally, he's the sort of skeevy sleazebag that only a Trump could love.

CJColucci

Stephen Colbert recently called Rudy "the former Rudy Giuliani." Not that the former Rudy Giuliani was anything special, but now......

Net Denizen

I've also read Giuliani was involved with FBI's NY office "re-opening" the Hillary investigation, and other anti-Hillary shenanigans. See, for example, this twitter thread detailing the role Giuliani played helping Michael Flynn for Turkey. Giuliani is another trump loyalist who will find a big knife in his back when trump finally turns on him, just like all the others so far.

Mutaman


Back in those days Rudy was very good in front of a mike and a tv camera. You pretty much saw this during his 8 year term. I knew as soon as he went on tv on 9/11 that this was going to make him. But Rudy is such a dope that he could not convert this into votes.

Have never been able to figure out why a New Yorker like Trump could sell himself to the country but Rudy Couldn't.

BroD

"Giuliani hasn’t been brought on board for his legal skills and acumen. Obviously. He’s been signed up for his celebrity."

I think that's too facile. I'm no fan of the man but think he brings some meaningful credentials. He knows the FBI, the SDNY and prosecutorial game. Plus, he's the kind of junk-yard dog (think Roy Cohn) Trump wants. Of all possibilities, he's probably the one Trump is most likely to listen to.

BroD

Plus there's this from TPM:

"Berman, a donor to Trump’s presidential campaign and former law partner of Trump pal Rudy Giuliani, will oversee federal criminal matters in the district where the Trump Organization is based, potentially making him a key player in the sprawling investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign."

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