Chuck Todd: “Truth is truth. I don’t mean to go—”
Rudy Giuliani: “No, it isn’t truth! Truth isn’t truth!” pic.twitter.com/j8H1CIol5u
— Axios (@axios) August 19, 2018
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.