Giuliani 'doesn't have much defense' and will only ever see courtrooms again 'as a defendant': GOP lawyer
On Thursday, conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway elaborated on his comments earlier in the day about Rudy Giuliani having his New York law license suspended — and suggested that, despite Giuliani's boasts that he will have the suspension dismissed quickly, the former mayor and Trump ally has little hope of ever practicing again.
"Should anyone be surprised this happened?" asked anchor Anderson Cooper.
"No, not at all," said Conway. "Because this was a story about completely relentless, representative, incessant, intentional lying, and we all saw it unfold in real time and the court recorded in its opinion saying this, under the disciplinary rules, under the rules of professional conduct is impermissible. We can't have lawyers lying in their representation of clients, and the court found that Giuliani has done both."
"I have to say, based on what I saw in this opinion, even though this is only an interim ruling and interim suspension, it's pretty clear that Giuliani doesn't have much of a defense," continued Conway. "He's entitled to a hearing, but unless he comes up with something, and I don't think he will, we're never — he's never going to see the inside of a courtroom again, other than as a defendant."
"You really believe he'll be disbarred?" asked Cooper.
"Or he'll at least receive a suspension that's long enough that given his advanced age, he's not going to be practicing again," said Conway. "And I don't know, frankly, who would ever retain him, given his record."
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Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Thursday panicked over a tweet that had been retweeted 14 times and received 58 likes.
The tweet was simply a retweet with two "eye" emojis. The initial tweet came from NBC News senior media reporter Dylan Byers, who tweeted a screenshot from Pop B*tch, which has been sendling out a weekly gossip email for over two decades.
"The New York Times ran a column this week about how Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson – who made his name railing against the mainstream media, calling them "animals… not worthy of respect" – is actually a massive gossip and a regular anonymous source for many media stories about Trump, Fox and even himself. Keen to protect his colleague's honour, Sean Hannity rushed to attack the piece on air, trashing the NYT in time-honoured Fox News fashion. But Hannity might not have been quite so quick to jump to his defence if he knew how Tucker spoke about him in those off-the-record gossip sessions," the site noted. "Any brothers-in-arms, comrades-in-crusade spirit between the two appears to only flow one way. Turns out one of Tucker's favourite topics to chuckle about with his MSM mates is how much of a cringing Trump sycophant Sean is."
Hannnity freaked out about the tweet on Thursday.
and another thing: im not mad. please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad. https://t.co/Bqi41oP2PD— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1624583814.0
On Fox News Thursday, following the announcement from the White House that they had reached a bipartisan deal on infrastructure but would be continuing with a reconciliation process that could let Democrats pass additional measures on a party-line vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed his worry that Republicans are in a "very, very challenging" place.
The fundamental problem is that for all the GOP's efforts to secure agreements like protecting their 2017 tax cuts, there is little to stop Democrats from just putting the measures they don't want in the reconciliation bill anyway — and indeed may be even more likely to do so if Republicans tank the bipartisan deal. But, McConnell noted, Democrats could just do that anyway even if the deal passes.
"It puts all of us Republicans who think the 2017 tax bill was the key to America's economic success as of February 2020 in the position of, if we cooperate with them in passing the infrastructure bill, all the Democrats have to line up and fracture the 2017 tax bill, raising taxes on individuals, on estates, on companies, and the rest," said McConnell. "It puts us in a very, very challenging position. So I would say we need to keep talking here, because I think the bill, is going to have to have Republican support."
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