Rudy Giuliani prosecuted pivotal cases against the American Mafia. I learned that today when I typed ‘Rudy Giuliani’ into Wikipedia as I was astonished that a.) Rudy was an attorney; and b.) He is (was?) on the Trump legal team.
Last night and today, he resumed his role as Prosecutor, leading a man, Donald J. Trump, straight into a trap that will inevitably result in a Guilty Plea of some kind. Although, someone should likely inform him that defense attorneys usually don’t want to do that sort of thing. I mean, at least not until their client is charged with a crime.
Giuliani went on Sean Hannity last night, and this morning to Fox & Friends. The words that rolled off of his lips can best be described as, “unable to keep up.”
To Review: The President’s previous position, possibly on the advice of his prior legal team or possibly on the advice of his own being a loose cannon nature, had not admitted to knowing about hush money, through Michael Cohen, to Stormy Daniels during the Election.
The New Stategy:
- Rudy forces Trump to admit knowledge of payment on Twitter. Confirming a lie.
- Rudy compounds the issue by going on Fox & Friends and saying specifically that you would not want something like this to come out during the election. Could hurt if you eventually have a John Edwards-esque criminal charge down the line for using campaign funds to cover up affairs.
- Rudy conducts an interview with the Washington Post where he alludes “a few other situations” where payments were made.
This is a bold strategy. They went from “let the government prove a crime they don’t have evidence of” to “here’s a bunch of evidence” overnight.
Honestly, I think Trump is going to regret that moment when all of the White House staffers walked into his office, laid their suit jackets on Trump’s desk, and stated that Rudy could suit up in their place.