By Five Dollar Feminist as originally published over at Wonkette and reposted here with permission
Well, it’s finally happened. We’ve reached the inevitable stage of YES COLLUSION! YES COLLUSION! WE ARE THE COLLUSION, AND IT’S TOTALLY FINE! Take it away, Rudy Giuliani.
In a recent interview with HuffPost, Giuliani initially disputed the notion that Trump’s daily citing, in the final month of his campaign, of Russian-aligned WikiLeaks and its release of Russian-stolen emails constituted “colluding” with Russia.
“It is not,” Giuliani said.
Then he switched tacks.
“OK, and if it is, it isn’t illegal… It was sort of like a gift,” he said. “And you’re not involved in the illegality of getting it.”
Donald Trump, October 10, 2016: "This just came out. WikiLeaks! I love WikiLeaks!" pic.twitter.com/KWP7X2aLiN
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 21, 2017
Hey, remember when Giuliani claimed to be an expert on campaign finance law because that one time he spent $61 million to win zero states in the 2008 Republican primary? That was the day he claimed it was cool, bruh that Michael Cohen paid off Stormy Daniels 12 days before the election because Donald Trump reimbursed him eventually.
Hey, Rudy! You wanna keep talking that crazy shit to HuffPost?
You say stolen. I say, emails that were put out in the public domain. You’d also have to believe that U.S. intelligence was correct. They’ve been right about a lot of things. They’ve been wrong about a lot of things. I certainly wouldn’t trust Clapper or Brennan as far as I could throw them.
Watch your back, Michael Cohen! You leave your man alone, and he’ll go find some hot young thing to whisper sweet lunacies in his ear and forget all about you.
And Rudy’s workin’ hard for that NO MONEY! By day he shakes his tailfeathers on television, smacktalking James Comey and Andy McCabe as lying leakers. From the car, he calls reporters and tells them that Robert Mueller totally said that he plans to wrap up the obstruction investigation by September so as not to interfere with the midterms. And reporters actually print that shit like it could be true!
Mueller plans to wrap up obstruction inquiry into Trump by Sept. 1, Giuliani says. He adds: “You don’t want another repeat of the 2016 election where you get contrary reports at the end and you don’t know how it affected the election." https://t.co/UZyQaarUbW
— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) May 20, 2018
We are old enough to remember when this guy insisted that the investigation would be over in two weeks, but please, tell us more about the time when Robert Mueller sat down with Rudy Giuliani for a long heart-to-heart about legal strategy! Because that is exactly how prosecutors do it.
“We said we wanted the questions limited to Russian collusion,” one of the sources with knowledge of the President’s legal strategy tells CNN. Since that aspect of the investigation deals with the Trump campaign and transition team’s interactions with Russians, it would exclude questions about Trump’s actions once in office. And even within the pre-presidency category, Trump’s lawyers want to narrow what questions the prosecutors can ask.
The focus on Trump’s conduct prior to assuming the presidency also would exclude questions about the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and possible obstruction of justice.
One possibility Trump’s lawyers are discussing is a combination of in-person and written answers: a limited Trump interview on Russia pre-presidency matters plus written answers to questions regarding obstruction.
Oh, “a source” told you that, CNN? REALLY??? And you printed it like it was just a normal part of negotiations between prosecutors and defense attorneys?
However, the sources caution that Mueller has suggested he is not inclined to agree to written answers to questions.
But back to Rudy, who ends his day with the Big Guy himself ALLEGEDLY.
“You’re doing great, Tiger!” He whispers. “We’ve got those bastards on the ropes, and Mueller’s going down!” Then he tucks the baby president into bed with a Bic Mac, and makes sure the phone is charged up. Soon it will be time for a conjugal visit with Trump’s real wife — he usually calls when he gets off the air for a sexxxxxy bedtime story. Maybe that one about Hillary going to jail, and Andy McCabe going to jail, and James Comey going to jail, and James Clapper going to jail, and Rosie O’Donnell going to jail …
Just a few grunts, and the leader of the free world rolls over and falls asleep on a cheeseburger. Gotta wake up early and start the day with his good buddies at Fox.
Fox host and Trump adviser Pet Hegseth on Kim Jong Un: "The guy who wants to meet with Dennis Rodman and loves NBA basketball and loves western pop culture, probably doesn't love being the guy that has to murder his people all day long. Probably wants normalization." pic.twitter.com/YQAcY1BXh7
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) May 23, 2018
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