How does it go, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” Some believe it is from Abraham Lincoln, some from Mark Twain, some from the Book of Proverbs. In any event, both Trump and Giuliani and practicing the latter.
Late last week Trump actually admitted, and I quote direct from his own tweet (God forbid I miss a word and be labeled as “fake news”), “This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”
Ok, so first we have the truth from Trump, his campaign sought help from a foreign government for “dirt” on Hilary. Now, everyone says fine but that’s not collusion and collusion isn’t a crime anyway. Well, guess what is, accepting donations, assistance, etc FROM A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT. Oops. Should have kept your mouth shut.
Then, he LIES by saying he didn’t know about it when we can all remember his bounding around on stage gleefully bragging, “I think you’re going to find it very informative and very very interesting,” Wow, he lies so much he can’t ever remember telling the entire world he was getting information from someone. Oops. Should have kept your mouth shut.
Then, we have Giuliani. A guy who has fallen so far from the American Public’s good graces that he practically runs to get in front of a news camera these days. A guy who finds himself so irrelevant that he has to take on, what will be, one of the biggest criminal cases against a sitting president in history. (Well, at least it’s another Donald first.) Today he said, and I quote again, a “totally illegitimate investigation”. STOP!!!! LIE. A federal judge approved the investigation, a level of probable cause was reached to make an arrest, a grand jury indicted Paul Manafort, and now he is trial. Next: Mueller is guilty of collusion now that he working with Democrats. LIE. Everyone involved is a REPUBLICAN and most were PICKED BY TRUMP. Next: “Well, I think of it isn’t over by September, then we have a very, very serious violation of the Justice Department rules that you shouldn’t be conducting one of these investigations in the 60-day period.” LIE, that’s not what the rules say. There is no “rule” that says the investigation has to be over. There is a courtesy that investigators will slow down until after Election Day and then ramp it up again.
And, then we have this, the most blatant you-should-have-kept-your-mouth-shut moment: “Look, he’s got plenty of time to either decide — we offered him an opportunity to do a form of questioning. He can say yes or no. We can do it. If he doesn’t want to do it, he knows the answers to every question that he wants to ask. He’s going to ask them, did you tell Comey to go easy on Flynn? The president will say no I didn’t.
Hey, Bob, you know it. Why do you want to get him under oath? Do you think we’re fools?
You want to get him under oath because you want to trap him into perjury. Well, we’re not going to let you do that.
Oh, my God !!!!! Did Giuliani just admit the President is going to lie?? Everyone is missing the obvious…. there is no perjury IF HE TELLS THE TRUTH !!!!!!
And, then we have this gem, “But the reality is, the reality is he doesn’t need to ask a single question on obstruction, he has all the answers. They are not going to change. The president is not going to change his testimony.
So, stop the nonsense. You are trying to trap him into perjury because you don’t have a case.”
Wow !!!!! He’s calling his own client a lier.
Everything we’re starting to see is nothing more than one of the most aggressive and far reaching propaganda machines since WWII. These guys are attacking and trying to discredit several American institutions that are the cornerstones of American Democracy – a free press and a fair and unbiased law enforcement culture. Every day we’re seeing Giuliani and his cohorts, especially Hannity, blasting the free press and attacking the credibility of the criminal investigation. We have to keep our faith in both the media and the FBI and the Special Prosecutor and put guys like Giuliani and Hannity on notice – you guys are really showing yourselves as true enemies of the people.
And, you should have kept your mouths shut.