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Rudy Giuliani Just Unveiled a Questionable New Defense of Donald Trump, and People Can't Stop Dragging Him

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives to campaign on November 3, 2018 in Franklin Township, Indiana. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

After the sentencing of President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, speculation grew that the President himself may face charges in the future. Then further revelations also implicating Trump came from the cooperation of American Media Inc, parent company for The National Enquirer, with federal prosecutors.

People weighed in on whether a sitting President could be subject to indictment with most constitutional law experts agreeing it depended upon the circumstances.


With the get out of jail free card off the table, Trump's latest personal lawyer and mouthpiece, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani unveiled a new defense tactic. It did not go over as well as hoped.

Wednesday, the former prosecutor who now spends his time speaking to the press in defense of his employer, told The Daily Beast:

"Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed… This was not a big crime. I think in two weeks they’ll start with parking tickets that haven’t been paid."

Interesting words considering Giuliani's background in prosecution of such crimes.

People reacted strongly to the minimization of the seriousness of the crimes that lead to Cohen receiving 3 years or 36 months in prison. Fellow lawyer George Conway weighed in on Giuliani's statement.

Others jumped in to criticize the GOP as well.

Many disputed Giuliani's claim that "no one got robbed."

While others took issue with Giuliani implying laws being broken should be viewed differently if it's "not a big crime" in his eyes.

Many picked up on the fact that Giuliani admitted a crime was committed by the President...

...even if it was just a small one according to Trump's lawyer.

Friday morning, Giuliani attempted to backtrack on his earlier statements. It went as well as expected.

The crimes Giuliani referenced relate to the Department of Justice's investigation and case by the Southern District of New York's office. Robert Mueller's Russia investigation may yet indict more members of the Trump administration, campaign or family.