This is going to be a pretty problematic admission for Rudes and Trump. I’ll explain in a moment. pic.twitter.com/fQkeMjdXVa
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 30, 2018
Courtesy of Politico:
In a day of confusing statements, President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani first startled observers with a public claim of a previously unknown meeting involving top Trump associates and Kremlin-linked Russians — then recanted the claim and said the meeting “never happened.”
During a nearly 45-minute interview on CNN at 8 a.m., Giuliani said Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, who appears to have turned on his former boss, claims that top Trump officials met at Trump Tower to plan for a scheduled June 9, 2016 meeting days later with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer promising dirt on Trump’s campaign rival, Hillary Clinton.
In a subsequent interview four hours later — and after some Democrats said the earlier meeting amounted to new evidence of calculated collusion with Russia — Giuliani denied it ever took place, saying he was merely repeating a claim that multiple reporters had been asking him about.
It was the latest of several instances in which Giuliani — a former New York City mayor, federal prosecutor and presidential candidate — seemed to confuse or distort key facts about the Russia investigation and related legal headaches for his presidential client.
I think Giuliani is my new favorite Trump Keystone Kop.
He would be like the firefighter who showed up and started spraying gasoline instead of water on the flames.
“No idea why this thing keeps getting hotter, I am hosing it down as fast as I can.”