Rudy Giuliani: “Truth isn’t truth.”

By | 2018-08-20T10:05:44+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |27 Comments


Courtesy of Politico:

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed “truth isn’t truth” when trying to explain why the president should not testify for special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of being trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge.

“When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth,” Giuliani told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning

“Truth is truth,” Todd responded.

“No, no, it isn’t truth,” Giuliani said. “Truth isn’t truth. The President of the United States says, “I didn’t …”

A startled Todd answered: “Truth isn’t truth?”

Giuliani: “No, no, no.”

Todd said: “This is going to become a bad meme.“

I actually watched this as it happened on MTP today and I was slack-jawed after I heard it. Though to be honest I really shouldn’t have been one bit surprised. 

After all, this is the administration that claims that any negative news story about them is “fake news.” and one of the White House staff, Kellyanne Conway, once claimed that there was a thing called “alternative facts.”

And Giulini was by no means finished saying ignorant things on MTP this morning. 

He followed up that stupidity with this nugget:

Giuliani suggested the Trump campaign officials in attendance at the Trump Tower meeting might not have known that the meeting was with Russians or that the lawyer in attendance, Veselnitskaya, was a Russian with ties to the Kremlin.

“I don’t even know if they knew (Veselnitskaya) was Russian at the time. All they had was her name. … They knew it when they met with her, not when they set up the meeting,” Giuliani said. “All they knew was that a woman with a Russian name wanted to meet with them. They didn’t know she was a representative of the Russian government, and indeed she’s not a representative of the Russian government.”

Really, but what about this?

However, in an email to Trump Jr., British music publicist Rob Goldstone, attempting to facilitate the meeting, wrote that “the Crown prosecutor of Russia met with Aras” Agalarov, a Moscow-based billionaire developer who partnered with Trump to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013, “this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin,” Goldstone continued, mentioning Aras’ son, Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, who he said had relayed the information.

Trump Jr. acknowledged the email, writing back in part, “If it’s what you say I love it.”

Either Giuliani is the dumbest attorney in the history of attorneys, or he is told what he must say by Donald Trump and does not dare go off script. 

The problem for Donald Trump and his flunky Rudy Giuliani is that truth is still a thing in America, and the courts especially value it above all else. 

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27 Comments

  1. USA August 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Doesn’t anyone in Rudy goolies family care about him. The dotard is clearly having a mental breakdown and malfunctioning hair lip.

    • Beaglemom August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am - Reply

      I doubt if anyone related to Rudy cares much about him. I think he’s in between wives again. Was the last one number 2 or number 3? I’ve never even tried to keep up.

  2. Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    The real truth about Donald Trump in his own mind.

    Melania is his first wife and they were both virgins on their wedding night.
    The closest he has ever got to Russian money laundering is going to the same dry cleaners.
    Never imported Polish demolition crews, they came over just to work for him.
    Never employed hookers or porn actresses because he’s a germophobe.

  3. Anon August 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I laughed so hard when I heard Giuliani say that all they knew was she had a Russian name. I laughed even harder at Rudy that he omitted the fact they had been informed as in the email. I immediately called my sister to share this and together we laughed so much at Giuliani and Trump. Their base may remain but they are becoming laughing stock. The BS that they won’t be rushed alleging Mueller is setting up a perjury trap is ludicrous. Truth is (dear Rudy) Trump has lied so often any answer he may state there is evidence he said something different. Trump has trapped him self.

    • Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Right below you! Really???
      My husband and I hooted!

      • Anon August 20, 2018 at 4:48 am - Reply

        Really! I was alone and could not wait to share the hilarious Giuliani being a buffon.

  4. Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I do not watch MTP but saw a clip of Chuck Todd laughing into his hand interview.
    Question: How can you be trapped into perjury??? As is latest excuse, are you kidding me?

    • Anon August 20, 2018 at 4:46 am - Reply

      Good point, no one can trap or control any one to commit perjury. It sounds like one more menacing allegation to support their defense that a deep state organized a coup to over throw Trump and that the media except Fox is fake news. Taking an objective look it is shocking how loyal Trump’s core is to not react or give pause when Trump, his son, Sanders, his tv lawyers keep changing the story, tell new lies as Giuliani just did! Truth does not matter to these stupid people.

      Trump and his team have been successful playing the gullible, ignorant, stupid and wooing them that groups are to blame for their circumstances absolving them of accountability. It has been down hill from there for our society and our international standing.

  5. Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    OMG can he dig himself a bigger hole?

    they didn’t know she was russian? yea right and I have some ocean front property in Nevada to sell you.

    So basically what he is saying is they didn’t bother to find out exactly who they were having the meeting with, could have been a janitor, but they met with them anyway because they had the dirt on Hillary.

    I am so glad this is all on video, as evidence, because tomorrow he will be hitting all the cable networks to back track what nonsense he said today.

    • anon August 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      ‘a Ru$$ian Govern*ment Attorney’

    • Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      I WAIT for the day when non-cable networks say, “you are SO full of shit!,” but this is no longer the Cronkite Huntley/Brinkley of my youth.
      It’s all about fluff. Journalism, as it was in my day, is dead.

  6. Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Truth isn’t truth
    ==================
    My favorite line from a Few Good Men

    Truth, you can’t handle the truth

    OMG, he makes trump look more and more guilty by the minute and trump is doing his best to convince us he is guilty because an innocent person would not say the investigation is rigged before they get the results.

  7. Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Stop what you’re doing and watch Rudy Giuliani tell Chuck Todd, “Truth isn’t truth”. And watch Chuck Todd’s reaction.

    https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/1031231204484206592

    longer video version. twilight zone.

  8. not America's mayor August 19, 2018 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Ignorance.

  9. Guurssk August 19, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Whatta schmuck!

  10. HEY SARAH PALIN - ANSWER THE QUESTION, IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS!!! August 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Tim Russert passed a month before McCain brought Palin onto the scene, which has led us to the nightmare we live since November 2016.

    Russert would have found out what newspapers Palin reads. And he would have not been as polite to guiliani as Todd was today.

    In fact – the single event that changed the course of the GOP, and all of america, was when Palin DIDNT get back to Couric. And its been TEN YEARS. Every day without an answer is a slap in the face to every american, and an insult to our vets.
    Palin MUST get back to us about the newspapers. Will it take Mueller to get this done?
    ANSWER THE QUESTION PALIN – GIVE AMERICA YOUR ANSWER. “WHAT NEWSPAPERS DO YOU REGULARLY READ TO STAY INFORMED???”
    (this presupposes a curiosity, which of course narcissists and addicts like Sarah and trump and evangelicals DO NOT HAVE!???!!!!!!)

    • ANON August 20, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

      WAKE UP>””She’s exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics of me first and country second,” the presumptive Republican nominee said at a Dayton, Ohio, rally of about 15,000 supporters, who welcomed the surprise pick of the relatively unknown politician with cheers and flags.

      “She’s got the grrr~IT~, integrity, good sense and fierce devotion to the common good that is exactly what we need in Washington today,” {with a Education: Bull.Shit., University of Idaho, 1987?}

      Palin, 44, described herself as a fighter against corruption and a bipartisan reformer in her first appearance as a candidate for vice president, an office she said she never expected to seek.

      “I was just your average hockey mom in Alaska” before getting involved in politics, “When I found corruption there, I fought it hard and brought the offenders to account.”

      Palin told the crowd, “To have been chosen brings a great challenge. I know that it will demand the best that I have to give, and I promise nothing less.”” <I promise NOOOOOOthing

      http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/29/palin.republican.vp.candidate/

  11. Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Looking at the picture of Ghouliani, all I hear in my head is a line from the Princess Bride:
    “Dear GOD! What is that thing ??!”

  12. Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 3:33 am - Reply

    ‘Don’t worry, Donald, prison isn’t prison’: John Oliver ridicules Rudy Giuliani’s ‘truth isn’t truth’ gaffe

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/dont-worry-donald-prison-isnt-prison-john-oliver-ridicules-rudy-giulianis-truth-isnt-truth-gaffe/

  13. Anon August 20, 2018 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Saw the best tweet: a dem blue baseball cap sporting “Make Orwell fiction again”

  14. Anon August 20, 2018 at 4:54 am - Reply

    A legal commentator on Morning Joe gave her opinion that Trump only has the court of public opinion and Giuliani is playing to that. IMO they seem to go out there digging themselves into a deeper hole in the process. Rudy’s spin attempt on Meet the Press was an epic fail.

  15. Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 5:22 am - Reply

    I recall Joe Scarborough saying that Donald Trump thought Giuliani was drinking too much & RG was falling asleep in meetings 5 minutes after the meeting started. Maybe, Giuliani needs to take a breathalyzer test prior to doing interviews. As DJT would say, “SAD”.

  16. anon August 20, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/counties/farenthold-tried-to-steer-federal-contract-to-calhoun-port-chairman/article_d1dd7dd0-8f74-11e8-8281-2303dcda1f5e.html

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/republican-still-owes-taxpayers-84k-sexual-harassment-settlement-lashes-f-tards-costing-job/

    “Questioned by Advocate attorney John Griffin, Farenthold said, “It was my intent to pay it back until I was advised and researched on my own that it would be illegal to do that. I believe the taxpayers and the mayor would be more interested in my following the law.”

    He did not elaborate on what law prohibits him from doing this, and one aide for a top House Republican made clear this is not true.”

  17. DR August 20, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

    FB””Truth isn’t Truth” –
    “It is as if Rudy Giuliani revels in writing the book titles for the historians of the future who will have to try to make sense of this President and all that is transpiring under his Administration.”

  18. Anonymous in Chicago August 20, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Yup, looks drunk to me.

  19. Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Everyday Donald and Co. instead of having a meeting to deal with our countries concerns get together and decide who goes out there and say the most outrageous thing. It’s a tactic. Just go out there and wow our critics with the most unbelievable shit you can say, and our base will believe it because you can tell the mentally ill anything and their brain does the rest of the work. Rudy is the go to man to open his pie hole and say any old shit he wants. I truly believe that he, Donald and whoever is in this group have been doing this for years and years and they are taking it to a new level. You know they watch this after and laugh their effing heads off. Donald thinks he is above anything that comes his way. He’s been doing that since day one. That’s why his father sent him to a school where he failed miserably and beat up a teacher.
    There is cure for Donald. He’s a lost cause. And he is taking us down this godawful rabbithole with him.

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