After Rudy Giuliani went on Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, then on Fox and Friends Thursday morning, and then spoke with NBC News Thursday night, it seemed like he and Trump felt they were on a roll.
But perhaps someone told them that Rudy's press blitz may have done more harm than good, because Giuliani just released a statement intended to "clarify the views [he] expressed over the past few days.
It's in three parts:
The Giuliani statement. https://t.co/JxeChkKEFp— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1525457412.0
Giuliani's points break down as follows:
- The $130,000 payment represents "no campaign violation"
- Giuliani's "references to timing" were not related to his "understanding of the President's knowledge" about the Stormy Daniels payment
- Trump's firing of James Comey was "clearly within his Article II power."
Stormy Daniels's lawyer Michael Avenatti wasted no time in responding on Twitter:
Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Trump are making it up as they go along. Never before has that old adage been more appropriate… https://t.co/6FAlZAApQB— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti) 1525458503.0
Mr. Giuliani is clearly dazed and confused. Never before has the truth been such an elusive concept. What will the story be tomorrow?— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti) 1525466927.0
And others piled on as well:
When you listen to Giuliani explain what Trump knew and when, listen through the filter of his 1st marriage: Giulia… https://t.co/8RzvyMK5g0— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell) 1525466066.0
This is Giuliani’s attempt to fix his biggest mistake yesterday—his suggestion that the timing of the payment was i… https://t.co/vzayDBWbBN— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1525463237.0
Giuliani releases a statement to clarify his accidental confession on Fox News and his statement clarifies absolute… https://t.co/hFvzcgxjJS— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽 (@Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽) 1525458622.0
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