President Donald Trump’s attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has widely established a perception of ineptitude after months of contradictory explanations for Trump’s actions and a series of verbal gaffes that have since been immortalized.
So it’s fair to say he lived up to expectations when responding to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s leaked opening statement ahead of Cohen’s testimony to the House Oversight Committee Thursday morning.
In the statement, Cohen calls Trump a racist, a conman, and a cheat. What’s more, he presents documents which supposedly prove the allegation.
As usual, Giuliani attempted to defend the President, unequivocally denying Cohen’s allegations and dismissing his credibility.
Also as usual, Giuliani succeeded in making things worse for the President.
“It’s pathetic…If you believe him, you are a fool. He bragged he was connected to Russian organized crime and he may be.”
Just in: Rudy Giuliani calls Cohen testimony “pathetic” in text message to Washington Post and says, “If you believe him you are a fool.” pic.twitter.com/a0ukJO5Nv5
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) February 27, 2019
Giuliani cited Cohen’s alleged ties to Russian organized crime while attempting to discredit his testimony against a President who’s fended off allegations of entanglement with Putin for the better part of the last two years.
Many noticed that Giuliani’s statement made Trump look bad on the Russia front.
I too employ a Russian mob connected fixer whenever I want to have nothing to do with Russians and crimes
— Erase Rewind (@EraseRewind1) February 27, 2019
Yes, we should certainly investigate all alleged connections to Russian organized crime. Great idea Rudy!
— Daniel Kelly (@dkellyChi) February 27, 2019
Thanks for acknowledging the Prez’s personal lawyer had links to Russian organized crime, Rudes 👍
— BC (@liesagreedupon) February 27, 2019
They gave Rudy and Trump a challenge.