The Trump Transcript: Who In The Hell Is Rudy Giuliani?

  1. Who in the Hell is Rudy Giuliani?
  2. Is he a diplomat?
  3. Part of the Department of State?
  4. Any kind of freaking government employee?
  5. Any position to represent the government of the United States?
  6. Confirmed by the Senate, pursuant to our Constitution, to do so?
  1. Trump hopes that by having his personal attorney perform them he can claim his misdeeds are protected by the attorney/client privilege. More precisely, he hopes to preclude the key witness, Rudy Giuliani himself, from testifying against him because of the attorney/client privilege. This really won’t work. As the Michael Cohen case illustrates the attorney/client privilege is lost when the attorney participates in the crime with his client. Which raises another point. Attorney ethical rules prohibit an attorney from representing a client in matter where the attorney himself is a potential witness. Given that a formal impeachment investigation has begun, Giuliani can no longer ethically represent Trump in this matter. See Rule 3.7 of the New York Bar Rules of Professional Conduct.
  2. Trump believes that, as with Michael Cohen, if he has his attorney do the dirty work then it is the attorney who will take the fall. Trump is playing Giuliani for a sucker and a patsy, just as he did with Cohen.
Rudy Sweating Out Being The Criminal Front Man For The President.

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Keith

Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80