Funny, I consider the Trump presidency to be illegitimate.
Courtesy of Politico:
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney, on Sunday, dinged an investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election as illegitimate.
Asked in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” if he believed special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe was legitimate, Giuliani responded, “Not anymore.”
“I did when I came in, but now I see Spygate,” Giuliani told host Dana Bush, referencing a term used by Trump to described revelations that an informant made contact with his campaign as part of an FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the election. Trump has lambasted the Mueller and Justice Department, calling the ongoing investigation as an effort to undermine the validity of his election.
Saying there’s no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, Giuliani argued of Mueller that “the basis on which he was appointed is illegitimate.”
“I know 50 years of investigatory experience tells me they don’t have a darn thing because they would’ve used it already and they wouldn’t be off on collusion, they wouldn’t be off on Manafort, they wouldn’t be off on Cohen,” Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor and former mayor of New York City, argued.
“You’ve got a good case, man, you go right to it,” he said.
First off I don’t think that Count Chocola here even remembers attending law school anymore.
Secondly, how can an investigation be called illegitimate when it has racked up over 100 criminal charges against at least nineteen people, five of whom have pleaded guilty?
Go ahead, compare that success rate to all of the witch hunts concerning Hillary Clinton’s emails, Benghazi, or any of the other bullshit investigations the Republicans launched against the Obama Administration.
No Giuliani is simply adding more ammunition for Trump to use to try and kill the Russia investigation before his family members start being dragged off in handcuffs.
Once again this is incredibly clumsy and obvious, but it will surely work with the knuckledraggers who thought that voting for Trump was a good idea in the first place.