Rudy Giuliani once again embarrassed himself badly in an incoherent interview in which he first claimed there were tapes of Trump’s conversations with Michael Cohen prior to his Congressional testimony, then said he had misspoken when asked about it. And now he’s starting to worry about his legacy.
Speaking to The New Yorker, Giuliani was asked for his opinion is on a disputed BuzzFeed report that claimed Trump asked Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow project in order to shield his involvement in it.
“I guess the BuzzFeed story—I don’t remember what it said about Cohen—but it said there was corroboration that the president talked to Cohen and told him to lie about, I guess it was, the Moscow proposal,” Giuliani said. “There are no tapes, there are no texts, there is no corroboration that the president told him to lie.“I can tell you, from the moment I read the story, I knew the story was false. Because I have been through all the tapes, I have been through all the texts, I have been through all the emails, and I knew none existed,” he added.
The New Yorker then asked, “Wait, what tapes have you gone through?” Giuliani replied: “I shouldn’t have said tapes. They alleged there were texts and emails that corroborated that Cohen was saying the president told him to lie. There were no texts, there were no e-mails, and the president never told him to lie.”
Maybe that’s why he says things like this:
“I am afraid it will be on my gravestone… ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump,’” he said to The New Yorker. “Somehow, I don’t think that will be it. But, if it is, so what do I care? I’ll be dead. I figure I can explain it to St. Peter. He will be on my side, because I am, so far… I don’t think, as a lawyer, I ever said anything that’s untruthful. I have a sense of ethics that is as high as anybody you can imagine.”
Maybe he and Trump can have an argument over which one of them is the most ethical person you could ever meet, while the rest of us laugh our butts off at the spectacle.