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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, attorney Philip Rotner suggested that the Democrats pull out all the stops and insist that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani testify in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump — even if he pleads the Fifth Amendment which could be equally damaging to the president.

 

As Rotner sees it, testimony by the man who has been serving as Trump’s attorney and Ukraine conspiracy sleuth would likely sway some Republican senators who would be hard-pressed to explain away what would likely be explosive testimony.

 

“If there is one piece of evidence that might bring around a handful of congressional Republicans to the pro-impeachment side it would be direct, first-hand testimony that Trump personally and unambiguously ordered that the release of military aid to Ukraine be conditioned upon a public announcement that Ukraine would investigate his 2020 political rival, Joe Biden,” the attorney began.

 

“The evidence we have so far would be sufficient in any court of law, whether the standard was preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, or beyond a reasonable doubt.”

 

 

“It’s obvious that there’s one person who could easily supply the link that Republicans claim is missing: Rudy Giuliani,” he continued. “Guiliani was Trump’s personal lawyer, acting on his behalf, communicating with him frequently, and managing the execution of the quid pro quo. And yet, the Democratic pro-impeachment forces have been oddly hesitant to demand Giuliani’s testimony.”

 

According to Rotner, Giuliani — should he be called to appear — would likely try to invoke attorney-client privilege but that may not hold up and could in fact be even more damaging to the president.

 

“While the attorney-client privilege might shield lawyers from testifying about certain conversations with their clients, it doesn’t shield them from testifying, full-stop. Neither the attorney-client privilege nor anything else would shield Giuliani from testifying about his conversations with Gordon Sondland, John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, or any other U.S. or Ukrainian government officials. Or any of the actions he took to implement the quid pro quo,” the attorney explained. “And it’s likely that even Giuliani’s conversations with his client, Trump, would not be fully protected either.”

 

“The attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply to every conversation between an attorney and a client,” he continued. “It applies only to conversations conducted in confidence (meaning outside the presence of others and with an expectation of confidentiality), and in furtherance of receiving or providing legal advice (meaning that routine conversations transmitting factual information from a non-privileged source are not privileged).”

 

According to Rotner, all legal niceties aside, it would be worth the effort to put the spotlight on Giuliani because his answers and demeanor would likely damage Trump.

 

“At a minimum, getting Giuliani to testify would force him to assert the privilege. That alone could be of value. He would be required to testify, on the record and under oath, that his actions in Ukraine were undertaken in the course of legal representation on Trump’s personal behalf—because otherwise, he would have no basis for claiming the privilege in the first place. That testimony, in and of itself, would tie Trump to Giuliani’s actions,” he wrote. “Imagine what it would suggest if one the House managers asked Giuliani, Did President Trump instruct you to inform Ukraine that U.S. aid wouldn’t be released unless and until it announced publicly that it was investigating the Bidens?

And then Giuliani replied, I refuse to answer on the grounds of the attorney-client privilege.”

 

“That would be . . . not good for Trump,” he added.

 

“It’s hard to overstate how crucial Giuliani is to the entire Ukraine scandal,” Rotner continued. “Think about it: if Trump’s demands for investigations by Ukraine were in furtherance of U.S. government policy, why weren’t they carried out by the secretary of State, the attorney general, or some other government official? Why were they carried out by a lawyer hired by Trump to defend him personally?”

 

 “Congressional Democrats should insist—loudly and often—that Giuliani testify,” he concluded. “Their case demands it and the public deserves it.”

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Rudy Giuliani was the gift that kept on giving in 2019 — here are 5 of his most unhinged moments

In 2019, Rudy Giuliani was Democrats’ gift that kept giving throughout the year. Confessing to sketchy behavior, ranting on live television, and generally humiliating the president, Giuliani racked up insane moments.

Check out the top moments from the year that left many, on both sides of the political aisle, shaking their heads at President Donald Trump’s top lawyer:

 

1. “Shut up! Shut up!”

 

Progressive host Chris Hahn hit a nerve in Giuliani during a September Fox News appearance, Hahn said that former Vice President Joe Biden and his family would be within their rights to sue Giuliani for libel. For that, Giuliani said he should sue Hahn for libel.

 

“Oh, please do,” quipped Hahn. He then tried to explain the libel laws.

 

No sound required... just watch Andy McCarthy’s face as Rudy Giuliani rips into Chris Hahn.
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2. The great butt-dial heard around the world.

If there’s one thing Guiliani learned this year, it’s that he needs to learn how to lock his iPhone. The former New York City mayor accidentally called reporters when he was in critical meetings where he was asking for money that far exceeded campaign finance limits. The reporter called didn’t pick up, so the whole incident was captured in a recorded voicemail message that was eventually released to the public.

 

3. The last CNN Cuomo interview Giuliani did

CNN host Chris Cuomo has invited Giuliani on his show weekly since their 28-minute shouting match in September, but it hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it’s Cuomo’s knack for getting Giuliani to contradict himself in real-time. During the interview, Giuliani said that he never asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden’s son, only to contradict himself minutes later when he said, “Of course I did!”

 

4. Rudy Giuliani reveals the president colluded with Russia

It wasn’t long after the new year that Giuliani faced off against Cuomo and accidentally admitted Trump might have colluded with Russia. While special counsel Robert Mueller was prevented from indicting the president due to a Department of Justice rule, that didn’t stop the president’s lawyer from outing the crimes.

 

In the interview, Cuomo asked Giuliani about the revelation that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort gave confidential polling data to Russian operatives that could get it back to Moscow.

“Well, you just misstated my position,” said Giuliani in the interview. “I never said there was no collusion with the campaign! Or between people in the campaign. I have no idea if –”

“Yes, you have,” said Cuomo.”

“I have not! I said the president of the United States. He said he didn’t. He didn’t say nobody — how would you know nobody in your campaign–” Giuliani said.

 

“He actually did say that, Rudy,” Cuomo explained.

5. Rudy reveals he has all the dirt against the president.

One of the biggest problems Giuliani made for the president was in revealing he has documents, videotapes, tape recordings and text messages from the State Department that show he was basically running an investigation of the Biden family at Trump’s direction.

 

Bonus: In an Atlantic interview, Giuliani proclaimed that he’s the “real hero” of this story. That along with Trump’s claim that Giuliani is a “crime fighter,” prompted Stephen Colbert to craft this video:

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Zhannity..Christ Benson...

Thus guy writes for the Huff Post and studied at Berkeley.

Give us a break

 

 

 

and rudy is one of your Favorite ConMen

 

 The last CNN Cuomo interview Giuliani did

CNN host Chris Cuomo has invited Giuliani on his show weekly since their 28-minute shouting match in September, but it hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it’s Cuomo’s knack for getting Giuliani to contradict himself in real-time. During the interview, Giuliani said that he never asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden’s son, only to contradict himself minutes later when he said, “Of course I did!”

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Felonies by Presidential Administration

Donald Trump is continuing the GOP’s trend of being the party with the most corrupt Administrations. We can measure this with more that fevered tinfoil hat conspiracies of pizza parlor pedophile rings. We can actually use indictments, convictions, and incarcerations as an impartial, statistical measure.

Trump Campaign & Administration Felonies

To date, more people in the Trump camp – including foreign nationals – have been indicted for felonies than any administration in the last 50 years except Nixon’s. These include seven Americans and 28 foreign nationals.

Felony Indictments in the Trump Campaign & Administration (to date)

 

FELONY INDICTMENTS (AS OF 9/17/2018) IN TRUMP CAMPAIGN/ADMINISTRATION
RELATIONSHIP TO TRUMP # PEOPLE INDICTED TOTAL # OF INDICTMENTS # PEOPLE CONVICTED TOTAL GUILTY COUNTS # OF PEOPLE IMPRISONED
TRUMP ORGANIZATION, CAMPAIGN, OR ADMINISTRATION 5 55 5 22 2 (+3)*
OUTSIDE CAMPAIGN CONSULTANTS (U.S. CITIZENS) 2 2 1 1 0 (+1)*
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO TRUMP CAMPAIGN 26 153 0 0 0
FOREIGN, DIRECT INVOLVEMENT TO TRUMP UNCLEAR 2 2 1 1 1
TOTAL 35 212 7 24 3 (+4)*

Source: RoyalScribe / @kgoebel, tinyurl.com/POTUSFelonies201809

# of People Imprisoned: The initial number includes everyone whose sentence includes prison time, even if they have not yet reported to prison (e.g., George Papadopoulos). The +[number] represents other individuals who have been convicted and/or pleaded guilty, and whose sentences are expected to include prison time, but because they have not yet been sentenced, we don’t yet know for sure.

Trump Organization, Campaign, or Administration: For every previous Administration, this would be everyone: people who worked with the President before they ran, during their campaign, and after inauguration. For Trump, the loose affiliation of outsiders complicates how we identify these individuals. This section currently includes Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Cohen.

Outside campaign consultant (U.S. national): These are U.S. citizens were not an official part of the Trump Campaign, but who provided illegal assistance to the campaign (specifically, Richard Pinedo and W. Samuel Patton).

Foreign assistance to Trump Campaign: This includes 26 Russians indicted for hacking the DNC servers and for other U.S. election-related crimes. It does not include the three Russian companies that were also indicted.

Foreign, direct connection unclear: This includes Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch citizen who has already served his prison sentence, as well Maria Butina, a Russian national who remains in U.S. custody. Both were arrested as part of the Mueller investigation, but it’s not yet clear whether they were involved in crimes relating to Trump, or got scooped up while investigating Trump’s corrupt associates.

For more details about the specific people involved, see People Included in the Trump Data below.

Comparing Administration Felonies

Number of Individuals with Felonies by Presidential Administration

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH FELONIES BY PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION
PRESIDENT PARTY YEARS IN OFFICE # PEOPLE INDICTED # PEOPLE CONVICTED # PEOPLE IMPRISONED CONVICTIONS PER YEAR
DONALD TRUMP R 1.7*

7

[35]**

6

[7]

2 (+3)

[3 (+4)]

3.5

[4.1]

BARACK OBAMA D 8 0 0 0 0
GEORGE W. BUSH R 8 16 9 9 1.1
BILL CLINTON D 8 3 2 2 0.25
GEORGE H. W. BUSH R 4 1 1 1 0.25
RONALD REAGAN R 8 26 16 8 2.0
JIMMY CARTER D 4 1 0 0 0
GERALD FORD R 2.4 1 1 1 0.4
RICHARD NIXON R 5.6 76 55 15 9.8

* Through September 17, 2018.    ** Number in [brackets] includes foreign nationals.

Source: Kevin Goebel. DailyKos: RoyalScribe / Twitter: @kgoebel, tinyurl.com/POTUSFelonies201809

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1 hour ago, benson13 said:

Zhannity..Christ Benson...

Thus guy writes for the Huff Post and studied at Berkeley.

Give us a break

 

 

 

and rudy is one of your Favorite ConMen

 

 The last CNN Cuomo interview Giuliani did

CNN host Chris Cuomo has invited Giuliani on his show weekly since their 28-minute shouting match in September, but it hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it’s Cuomo’s knack for getting Giuliani to contradict himself in real-time. During the interview, Giuliani said that he never asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden’s son, only to contradict himself minutes later when he said, “Of course I did!”

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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, attorney Philip Rotner suggested that the Democrats pull out all the stops and insist that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani testify in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump — even if he pleads the Fifth Amendment which could be equally damaging to the president.

 

As Rotner sees it, testimony by the man who has been serving as Trump’s attorney and Ukraine conspiracy sleuth would likely sway some Republican senators who would be hard-pressed to explain away what would likely be explosive testimony.

 

“If there is one piece of evidence that might bring around a handful of congressional Republicans to the pro-impeachment side it would be direct, first-hand testimony that Trump personally and unambiguously ordered that the release of military aid to Ukraine be conditioned upon a public announcement that Ukraine would investigate his 2020 political rival, Joe Biden,” the attorney began.

 

“The evidence we have so far would be sufficient in any court of law, whether the standard was preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, or beyond a reasonable doubt.”

 

 

“It’s obvious that there’s one person who could easily supply the link that Republicans claim is missing: Rudy Giuliani,” he continued. “Guiliani was Trump’s personal lawyer, acting on his behalf, communicating with him frequently, and managing the execution of the quid pro quo. And yet, the Democratic pro-impeachment forces have been oddly hesitant to demand Giuliani’s testimony.”

 

According to Rotner, Giuliani — should he be called to appear — would likely try to invoke attorney-client privilege but that may not hold up and could in fact be even more damaging to the president.

 

“While the attorney-client privilege might shield lawyers from testifying about certain conversations with their clients, it doesn’t shield them from testifying, full-stop. Neither the attorney-client privilege nor anything else would shield Giuliani from testifying about his conversations with Gordon Sondland, John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, or any other U.S. or Ukrainian government officials. Or any of the actions he took to implement the quid pro quo,” the attorney explained. “And it’s likely that even Giuliani’s conversations with his client, Trump, would not be fully protected either.”

 

“The attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply to every conversation between an attorney and a client,” he continued. “It applies only to conversations conducted in confidence (meaning outside the presence of others and with an expectation of confidentiality), and in furtherance of receiving or providing legal advice (meaning that routine conversations transmitting factual information from a non-privileged source are not privileged).”

 

According to Rotner, all legal niceties aside, it would be worth the effort to put the spotlight on Giuliani because his answers and demeanor would likely damage Trump.

 

“At a minimum, getting Giuliani to testify would force him to assert the privilege. That alone could be of value. He would be required to testify, on the record and under oath, that his actions in Ukraine were undertaken in the course of legal representation on Trump’s personal behalf—because otherwise, he would have no basis for claiming the privilege in the first place. That testimony, in and of itself, would tie Trump to Giuliani’s actions,” he wrote. “Imagine what it would suggest if one the House managers asked Giuliani, Did President Trump instruct you to inform Ukraine that U.S. aid wouldn’t be released unless and until it announced publicly that it was investigating the Bidens?

And then Giuliani replied, I refuse to answer on the grounds of the attorney-client privilege.”

 

“That would be . . . not good for Trump,” he added.

 

“It’s hard to overstate how crucial Giuliani is to the entire Ukraine scandal,” Rotner continued. “Think about it: if Trump’s demands for investigations by Ukraine were in furtherance of U.S. government policy, why weren’t they carried out by the secretary of State, the attorney general, or some other government official? Why were they carried out by a lawyer hired by Trump to defend him personally?”

 

 “Congressional Democrats should insist—loudly and often—that Giuliani testify,” he concluded. “Their case demands it and the public deserves it.”

You can read more here.

 

Guiliani, has been to Ukraine and gathered witnesses and witness affidavits about various democrat money skimming operations for personal benefit. Democrats are not going to want Guiliani witness affidavit facts in their life's.

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1 hour ago, benson13 said:

Zhannity..Christ Benson...

Thus guy writes for the Huff Post and studied at Berkeley.

Give us a break

 

 

 

and rudy is one of your Favorite ConMen

 

 The last CNN Cuomo interview Giuliani did

CNN host Chris Cuomo has invited Giuliani on his show weekly since their 28-minute shouting match in September, but it hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it’s Cuomo’s knack for getting Giuliani to contradict himself in real-time. During the interview, Giuliani said that he never asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden’s son, only to contradict himself minutes later when he said, “Of course I did!”

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