Rudy Giuliani Implicates Trump Sr. In Two Felonies And Don Jr. In One Felony – Video

Trump decision to hire Rudy Giuliani as his personal attorney last April backfired spectacularly this Sunday when he implicated both Trump Sr. and Don Jr. in multiple schemes to commit federal crimes.

Editor’s Note: Samuel Warde is the editor-in-chief of Liberals Unite (recently re-branded as The Art of Living) as well as a contributor to Mindy Fischer, Writer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. You can view a list of his articles here.

 

Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani can’t seem to keep his stories straight. Worse yet, he has an ongoing pattern of implicating Trump in federal crimes. He also seems to have difficulty in keeping his story straight.

Giuliani was back at it again, implicating Trump in crimes during two Sunday interviews. The first appearance we will discuss was with NBC‘s Chuck Todd on Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press.

Count One, Donald Trump: Lying To Federal Agents

In the course of that interview, Giuliani once again confirmed that plans to build a Trump Tower Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as the 2016 election.

 

Natasha Bertrand, a political correspondent for The Atlantic, was one of the first to react to this stunning admission.

“Giuliani is doubling down on his claim that the Trump Tower Moscow negotiations lasted until Nov 2016,” she tweeted. “If true, Trump was secretly trying to strike a multimillion $ deal with Moscow even after FBI warned him of the counterintel threat posed by Russia.” [That warning occurred on August 17, 2016, as will be discussed, below.]

Former FBI special agent, lawyer, and CNN legal and national security analyst Asha Rangappa quickly followed up, tweeting that Giuliana “didn’t report either the deal or the contacts as the FBI requested in their security briefing, and lied about both.”

Former criminal investigator and criminal defense attorney, Seth Abramson, weighed in this admission, on Twitter.

  • “THIS. THIS is a key point not enough people have been making. Under questioning Trump *actively hid from U.S. intelligence what he’d been doing*. And if Flynn knew any of what Trump was doing, so did he, as he was in the classified briefing with Trump on August 17, 2016.”

Continuing, Abramson tweeted:

  • “In that briefing, U.S. intel was *also* informing Trump that the Russians were going to try to infiltrate his campaign to influence him. It’s evident that those statements (plus questions) were intended to provoke disclosures from Trump about whether any such effort had begun.”
  • “Beyond having spoken to the briefers, Mueller would know from Flynn exactly what Trump said during that meeting, in other words how many lies he told to law enforcement bout his contacts with the Kremlin. And those lies, told during a criminal investigation, would be *crimes*.”
  • “That’s why I have Making False Statements on the list of “collusive crimes” (in this particular fact-pattern, i.e. the Trump-Russia investigation). Because that’s almost certainly what Trump did on August 17, 2016 and Mueller would have multiple witnesses to confirm it by now.”

Count One, Donald Trump Jr.: Lying To Congress

Representative Ted Lieu of California weighed in a well, tweeting that Giuliani’s remarks could implicate Donald Trump Jr. in the commission of a federal crime – committing perjury during his Congressional testimony.

“What @RudyGiuliani said on national TV contradicts what @DonaldJTrumpJr told the Senate under oath.” he tweeted.

Count Two, Donald Trump: Witness Tampering

Apparently on a roll, Giuliana implicated Trump in possible witness tampering during an interview with CNN‘s Jake Tapper on Sunday’s “State of the Union.

Giuliani also told Tapper that Trump may have spoken with former personal attorney Michael Cohen about his Congressional testimony beforehand as alleged recently by Buzzfeed News.

Asked about that report, Giuliana told Tapper: “As far as I know, President Trump did not have discussions with [Cohen].” However, he conceded that he might have, telling Tapper: “Certainly, no discussions with him in which he told him or counseled him to lie.”

Pressed by Tapper on the possibility that Trump did, in fact, talk to Cohen before his testimony, Giuliani stunningly responded: “And so what if he talked to him about it? If it’s the truth?”

So what indeed.

 

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