Rudy Giuliani

Truth Isn’t Truth


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Joseph Goebbels is credited for the quote, “A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”

While it’s uncertain if Goebbels actually made that statement, what’s not up for debate is that he was the Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany. They were not fans of facts or a free press. Neither is the Trump administration as they’re taking their cues from Goebbels’ propaganda playbook.

Trump himself told his followers at one of his rallies that they shouldn’t believe what they see and hear. His highly paid idiots are on board the gaslighting train.

Kellyanne Conway said Sean Spicer was using “alternative facts.” Earlier in the week, Rudy Giuliani told CNN that facts are “in the eye of the beholder.” Just this past Sunday on Meet the Press, he told Chuck Todd that “truth isn’t truth.”

Giuliani argued to Todd when Russians proposed a meeting with the Trump Campaign where they would offer dirt on Hillary Clinton, that any campaign aide would take such a meeting. While it could be argued that only a slimy, traitorous, unpatriotic, shit weasel, piece of crap, would take such a meeting, what can’t be disputed are the facts…which Giuliani proceeded to dispute.

Rudy claimed that Donald Trump Jr. and his treasonous cohorts in attendance at the meeting, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, were unaware they were meeting with a Russian until Natalia Veselnitskaya arrived at the meeting (Hmmm? Veselnitskaya? Sounds Mexican, right?). He claimed she was not a representative of the Russian government. He claimed she was a private citizen.

The facts are; it was explained in the email from pop music promoter Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr. that she was a representative of the Russian government and their interest in Donald Trump winning the presidential election. Within minutes of receiving that email, Don Jr. replied, “if it’s what you say it is, I love it.”

Rudy Giuliani has gone from being America’s mayor to just another Trump sycophant, none of whom has ever argued, defended, or supported Donald Trump without lying (it’s never been done. Ever).

They tell lies, like revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance because his “frenzied” criticism of the administration was aiding our adversaries in “sowing division and chaos.” The truth is Brennan was a public servant back when Giuliani was still married to his cousin, and helping our nation kill Osama bin Laden while Trump was stealing from charities and grifting with a fake university.

There are various quotes going around on the internet that explains; if you ever wondered what you would have done during the Nazi era (or the Civil Rights era), you’re doing it right now.

If you believe the media is the enemy of the people, you’re doing it right now. If you believe Trump at anytime about anything, you’re doing it right now. If you believe truth isn’t truth, you’re doing it right now. You have been gaslighted.

You’re doing it right now if you’re in agreement with Donald Trump’s statement, “It is the press, above all, which wages a positively fanatical and slanderous struggle, tearing down everything which can be regarded as a support of national independence, cultural elevation, and the economic independence of the nation.”

Oops. Did I say that quote belonged to Donald Trump? My mistake. It belongs to Adolf Hitler.

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Logic From Rudy


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Rudy Giuliani has taken on the Trump talking point that collusion is not a crime. This means he, like many other Republicans and Trump sycophants, are OK with treason, cooperating with a hostile foreign government to gain the presidency through illicit means.

Collusion by itself is not a crime, but collusion doesn’t come alone. It comes with conspiracy and all sorts of campaign violations, which are illegal. It also makes the perpetrator indebted to the sources he colluded with. If Trump colluded with Russia, he should resign. If he won’t resign, he should be impeached.

By pushing the argument that collusion is not a crime, Rudy is giving the impression something really bad is about to be revealed. He mentioned a second meeting that nobody asked about, that it didn’t happen, and that Trump was not at the second meeting that didn’t happen. This means there was a second meeting. It was probably one before the meeting with Russians where members of the Trump campaign, and perhaps Trump himself, planned strategy for their meeting with Russians in Trump Tower.

Last May, Rudy vouched for Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen’s honesty and integrity. Now, he says the guy is a liar. Obviously, Trump only hires pathological liars for legal representation.

He also hires idiots.

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Credible Liars


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It takes some serious gaslighting, chutzpah, and cajones to discredit someone while defending Donald Trump by accusing them of being a liar. It’s similar to when a Republican congressman pointed out FBI agent Peter Strzok’s infidelity while defending Trump. What’s next? Going after guys with bad comb overs?

A few weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani defended Trump by standing up for his former lawyer’s credibility. Now, Rudy is telling us that Michael Cohen is a lifelong liar and everyone knows it. How long has Rudy known it? What does this say for Rudy’s credibility?

That strategy is this: Don’t listen to what I said the last week. Listen to what I’m saying now, which I might tell you to disregard next week. That’s the kind of argument that will work on Trump sycophants, but not in a court of law. It may work in a Congressional committee controlled by Republicans, but that will change soon.

If Cohen doesn’t have anything other than his word that Trump knew about the Russian meeting in Trump Tower, then his credibility will not be a factor. What this will come down to is corroborating evidence.

This was a meeting that supposedly Donald Trump couldn’t even be bothered to be informed about, but he dictated the memo explaining it to the public. If he was unaware of it, then why was he explaining it? If it was on the up and up, then why did the memo lie over the reason for the meeting, which they claimed was Russian adoptions?

Cohen lies and Trump lies. These kinds of people are drawn to each other. Donald Trump didn’t hire altar boys. He’s a con artist who employed other con artists. People with ethics and principles don’t work for people who steal from charities and operate fake universities.

Trump lies and everyone knows it. Good luck with your defense strategy, Rudy.

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Foolish For Dear Leader


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Donald Trump says he can pardon himself, but poses the supposedly hypothetical question; why would he when he’s innocent? Another question is; if you’re innocent, why are you talking about pardoning yourself?

I can disagree with Trump about the president having the legal power to pardon himself, and you could rightfully point out that I’m not a legal expert. But then again, neither is Trump.

One person who is a lawyer is Rudy Giuliani who believes Trump can pardon himself. But, Rudy also believes Trump could legally shoot James Comey. And, you don’t have to be a lawyer to know that when you say something that’s not true, then it’s a lie, not a “changing recollection.” Everyone who works or defends Trump has a problem with that one.

Can Trump pardon himself? Honestly, I don’t know. I’ve listened to Trump sycophants argue he can. I’ve heard Trump critics say yes and no. That’s the difference between the sycophants and the critics. Trump loyalists and lickspittles never disagree with Trump, where a critic can sometimes point out when Trump is correct, as rare as that is.

What I do believe is that if Trump attempts to pardon himself, we’re going to have a Constitutional crisis and it should lead to impeachment. If Trump pardons anyone under investigation before its conclusion, like Paul Manafort or Michael Cohen, it will also lead to a Constitutional crisis that should lead to impeachment.

There should already be impeachment hearings as we have evidence Trump sought collusion with Russia and has attempted to obstruct justice. He asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails and his campaign invited Russian spies into Trump Tower to dish dirt on their political opponent. It has now been confirmed that Trump dictated the lying memo on Don Jr’s meeting with Russians after originally denying he had anything to do with its creation. That is a lie, not a “recollection.”

Trump’s greatest weakness may be that all his defenders are fools. At least the jesters are funny, inadvertently, but funny.

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Sorry Giuliani


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I think the most amazing thing about the current Rudy Giuliani disaster tour is that it’s still going. Doesn’t a tire fire eventually burn out?

After joining Trump’s legal defense team, Rudy went on Hannity’s show on Trump TV and threw their entire strategy out the window. For the rest of Trump’s legal team, it was like coming to work the next morning to discover a dead raccoon in the copier. It really stunk up the place and nobody wanted to touch it.

Rudy told Hannity that Trump knew about the payment to porn star Stormy Daniels that was made through fixer/lawyer Michael Cohen, that Trump had paid Cohen back, that Trump lied about knowing of the payment, that Trump helped commit a campaign finance violation, and that the president of the United States raw-dogged a porn star while his wife was home with a newborn baby. Even Hannity, the guy who washes Trump’s feet with his tongue, couldn’t bail out the Trump team during that performance. I’m surprised Rudy didn’t say, “of course there’s no pee-pee tape with Russian hookers. Don’t be ridiculous. We destroyed that months ago.”

Trump later said Rudy was new on the job and still learning the details of everything. So what do they do? They send him back out to talk to the media. Again. And again.

Now Rudy says the Special Counsel team told him they’re not going to indict the president, and they’re willing to conduct a short interview with Trump where they will not bring up anything to do with obstruction. What? The Special Counsel was created because Trump fired the director of the FBI, and they’re not going to want to talk about that?

Rudy also thinks James Comey is a liar, that stormtroopers raided Cohen’s office, and that Martha Stewart went to jail for testifying and not for the lies she told. So, maybe when he talked to the Special Counsel’s office his problem with comprehension was a factor.

What was very enjoyable was watching Giuliani’s meltdown on CNN when Chris Cuomo asked him why he believes the president can’t be forced to testify, but in 1998 he argued the opposite. Rudy denied ever saying that and when Cuomo showed him a clip of it, Rudy shouted throughout it, said “aw c’mon,” that it’s not relevant and the interview was being unfair. If only he was on Fox & Friends where they don’t unfairly hold you accountable for your own words.

It gets better. A lot better. Rudy says Trump is owed an apology for the Russia investigation. How would that work? Are we sorry you’re a traitor? Are we sorry you hired Russians to work on your campaign? Are we sorry your campaign manager was indicted? Are we sorry the Justice Department isn’t working as your personal protection agency? Are we sorry your fixer is as stupid as he looks?

Personally, I’m sorry I can’t draw Rudy Giuliani every day.

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Flapping With Rudy


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Here’s a bonus cartoon I figured I better draw and get out while Giuliani is still a member of Trump’s legal team. Enjoy.

Here’s the video.

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Butt No Collusion


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Trump lies. According to one count in the media (yeah, fake news), he averages six and a half lies a day. It’s been said that the one person you don’t lie to is your lawyer. But what happens when you not only lie to your lawyers but you ignore their advice and torpedo your own case?

Some lawyers quit, as John Dowd and Ty Cobb have done. There’s talk that White House Counsel Don McGahn wants out and expects the newly hired white-shoe lawyer Emmet Flood to take over. Unfortunately for Mr. Flood, his shoes won’t remain white for long because Trump’s other new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is as much of a lying, corrupt, narcissistic dumbass as the client.

Without any consultation with the other members of his legal team, Trump sent Rudy out to tell Sean Hannity that he knew about the payment to Stormy Daniels. He also changed the reasoning Trump fired James Comey, called the FBI “stormtroopers,” and threw Jared under the bus as being disposable.

They were mopping up the next day and Trump excused Rudy’s performance by saying he just started, he’s learning the subject matter, and he’ll get his facts straight. OK. So if he just started and doesn’t know shit then why did you send him out to talk about the subject matter? And why did you send him out again the next day to vomit-puke on Fox & Friends?

Sure, this entire matter is about a porn star Trump slept with before he was president, but when you lie every day, revise your story with another lie, deny your past statements which have been recorded, and send your minions and goons like Giuliani and Sarah Huckabee Sanders to lie, then why should anyone ever believe anything coming out of your administration? How are we supposed to have confidence in your ability to do, well, anything?

Now it has come out that Trump knew about the payment to Stormy Daniels months before he denied it. No shit. You don’t have $130,000 deducted from your bank account and just wonder where it went. According to Rudy, when Trump recently learned what it was for he acted as though a mystery was solved. Most people go nuts with a mystery deduction of ten bucks from their bank account. Even a billionaire, if Trump really is one, would question $130,000. We all know how cheap Trump is. None of the stories coming from Cohen, Trump, Giuliani or any of their other idiots are believable.

To Trump’s new lawyer, and his future new lawyers, have fun. You’re going to need a mop. Also, take one good look at Rudy Giuliani. That’s your future.

Creative notes: I had this idea earlier in the week but put it on hold the night Rudy went on Fox. Yeah, I drew a similar disgusting pose a couple cartoons ago, but I liked this idea too much not to do it. Also, sorry for your eyes.

Here’s the video.

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