On Fox News, Rudy Giuliani Threatens Hillary Clinton With Payback

On Fox News, Rudy Giuliani Threatens Hillary Clinton With Payback

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani — somehow emboldened by the special counsel report that exposed Trump as a thin-skinned criminal who welcomed foreign interference in the 2016 election and attempted to obstruct justice multiple times — took to the Fox News airwaves to Wednesday morning to issue overt threats to Hillary Clinton.

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the morning show that looks more like Trump state television than a news program, Giuliani baselessly claimed Clinton somehow was the reason why the Mueller probe began, and that the Trump Department of Justice is going to indict her next.

“How this ever got started in the first place is the next investigation. And Ms. Clinton better get a lawyer,” Giuliani said, referring to Mueller’s probe that has led to multiple former Trump campaign staffers being indicted, convicted, or pleading guilty to a litany of crimes.

“There used to be a DOJ standing policy you cannot indict a Clinton no matter how much they obstruct justice, no matter how much evidence they destroy and how often they lie and no matter that they committed perjury,” Giuliani said, saying that fake policy that never existed will now change.

Giuliani admitted he had “no inside information” to believe this fake “policy” would change, but said that Attorney General William Barr, who embarrassed himself by trying to pre-spin Mueller’s report to benefit Trump, is a “man who believes in justice.”

Giuliani’s comments are rife with lies and projection.

First, Clinton had nothing to do with why the Russia investigation began.

Mueller goes into detail about how comments former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos made to a diplomat of a U.S. ally are what kicked off the Russia investigation — not the “dossier” or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump aide Carter Page that Republicans have conjured up ridiculous conspiracy theories about.

Mueller’s report also details evidence that Trump campaign aides deleted or concealed potential evidence by using encryption apps, which made it harder for his team to verify facts. That’s the very “crime” Giuliani hit Clinton for.

Mueller also dinged Trump for refusing to sit for an interview, and said that while he could have subpoenaed the president, Mueller chose not to because it would have just prolonged his investigation.

There is no reason to investigate Clinton, let alone to indict her, but Trump, his inner circle, and the Republicans who continue to defend him keep insisting that Clinton and other members of the Obama administration should be investigated now as payback for investigating Trump.

Ultimately, Giuliani’s threats sound more like what a mob boss would say, rather than comments from a lawyer representing the president of the United States.

But that’s par for the course for the disgraced former New York City mayor who has gone deep into Trump conspiracy land.

Published with permission of The American Independent.

IMAGE: Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City and Vermont. He is a long time cartoonist for The Rutland Herald and is represented by Counterpoint Syndicate. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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