He sure isn’t doing his main client Donald Trump any favors….
The more Rudy speaks?
And we find where he’s been and what he’s done?
The more Trump (and Rudy) has issues….
With Rudy Giuliani emerging as the face of Donald Trump’s star-crossed operation to dig up dirt on Biden in Ukraine, the former vice president is using the former New York City mayor-turned-presidential-fixer in a different capacity — as a foil in his own effort to fight back against Trump’s relentless attacks.
The Ukraine scheme has backfired so badly that the president now faces impeachment and two Giuliani associates were federally indicted this week in an illegal campaign finance scheme connected to the plan.
Biden this week decided to begin framing Giuliani — and, by proxy, the president — as a corrupt, bungling leader of a gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Then came the arrests which reinforced Biden’s Giuliani strategy.
“They just got arrested at the airport, with one-way tickets out of the country,” Biden told donors Thursday night. “They’ve been indicted. They’ve been indicted.”
Biden’s newfound focus on Giuliani is an outgrowth of the vice president’s ramped-up approach toward Trump. Biden directly called for his impeachment this week for the first time, and aggressively attacked the president on what his campaign believes are major vulnerabilities: corruption and dishonesty.
“Rudy is in so many ways a perfect messenger for exactly what this administration stands for, and that’s why voters reject it,” Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said, underscoring the campaign’s eagerness to use Giuliani as a White House poster boy.
Bedingfield also delighted in Trump’s attempt to put distance between himself and Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman after their indictments — a problem since the president and his son and namesake had been separately photographed with the two Soviet-born Florida business men. Before they were arrested Wednesday night at Dulles International Airport, Giuliani was supposed to meet the men in Vienna.
“Giuliani’s cronies — who Trump pretends not to know even though he’s pictured with them multiple times giving the thumbs up, no less — have been arrested trying to flee the country, one day before Rudy was scheduled to join them in Vienna and hours after dining with him at the Trump Hotel,” Bedingfield noted.
Polls show Giuliani is deeply unpopular and likely a liability for Trump when it comes to public opinion….
Uh, Oh Rudy????
When asked to comment on the arrest of two associates of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump resorted to the same line he used when he was questioned about hush payments his former personal attorney Michael Cohen made to a woman with whom he’d allegedly had an affair.
“You’ll have to ask Rudy Giuliani,” Trump said on the White House lawn on Thursday, responding to a question from a reporter about the two men who were arrested in a campaign finance scheme.
When Trump’s Stormy Daniels scandal broke in early 2018, the president responded to questions about his alleged affair with the adult film star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford by saying, “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen.”
Cohen is now serving a three-year prison sentence…