Trump aides know he must abandon 'broke' Rudy Giuliani —even if he could end up like Michael Cohen: report
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reported Sunday that there is no way Rudy Giuliani is getting his legal bills paid after he went to bat for former President Donald Trump.Giuliani spread conspiracy theories, lied about Dominion Voting Systems, sparked an investigation into his mental stability with the New York and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations, and is now engrossed in a slew of lawsuits. While his efforts were for Trump, the disgraced former New York City mayor is now broke and desperate.
Haberman explained that Trump's aides don't think that they can pay his bills because it would look so bad for the former president. They also believe that Giuliani took actions that no sensable lawyer should have taken, even if their client wanted it. Still, Giuliani did everything Trump wanted, and now he's suffering the aftermath.
Trump made it clear back in Jan. 2021 that he had no intention of paying Giuliani because he was unsuccessful in the cases.
Two officials said that Trump was offended by Giuliani's demand for a reported $20,000 a day legal fee.
Trump brought in $82 million in cash in the first quarter of 2021 on non-stop campaigns that he would protest elections across the country. Not one dollar has gone to that cause. Instead, the money is going to pay for things in Trump's properties.
Meanwhile, Haberman says that Giuliani's friends are warning that he is "close to broke."
In an interview with Giuliani on Friday, New York News 4 reporter Melissa Russo said that it's clear "he knows he's in legal jeopardy."
One of Trump's greatest legal challenges is that if someone in his fold is in legal jeopardy and Trump doesn't swoop in to help, there's a greater likelihood that they might be willing to make deals with prosecutors to testify against the former president.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has explained multiple times that when he was hauled into court, Trump and the family made it clear that they would do anything to protect him. They told Cohen he was "family." In the end, he was abandoned by the family just as Giuliani.
See the comments from Haberman below:
Giuliani allies are looking at the Trump $ - even if it isn't $82 million - and are aghast that Trump isn't helping… https://t.co/mgJcq8Vfn8— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1627832897.0
Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) went after Gen. Mark Milley during a QuakeMedia show. While Ingraham has never served a day in uniform, Banks should know better as a Navy captain.
It isn't the first time either of the right-wing nutters have attacked the high-ranking general. While Gen. Milley has seven rows of medals and honors on his chest, it appears Banks earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, so good for him. Ingraham may have been given a participation trophy at some point in her life, but it isn't listed on her IMDB page.
Banks is being triggered by the idea that soldiers are being "taught" that racism is bad.
"I can't think of any general officer in American history that has done more to destroy the apolitical ethos of the military than General Milley," said Banks on the show.
Ironically, Banks attacked Milley for attacking a commander-in-chief while President Donald Trump was in office. But, Banks, as a member of the Navy and member of Congress, has been more than eager to do the same, and he's doing so while Biden is the commander. Milley at least waited until Trump was no longer in office to speak out.
Banks was blocked from being on the Jan. 6 select committee, in part because there is a concern that he was part of the event.
Listen to the comments from Banks and see the criticism below:
“I can’t think of any general officer in American history that has done more to destroy the apolitical ethos of the… https://t.co/C4D7xXfxFw— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham) 1627842964.0
See the comments below:
@RIPMSM @IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia https://t.co/Fxm1jMqtIv— Rambler Esq. A Kinzinger/Cheney Republican. (@Rambler Esq. A Kinzinger/Cheney Republican.) 1627844058.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia Mattis, Kelly, McMaster and Milley - each served in the United States milit… https://t.co/yGuNTnFXlD— CD3 (@CD3) 1627844357.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia "My Generals" Trump repeatedly referred to them as "My Generals." If you'… https://t.co/30LEGyy4p8— Tom Cronin (@Tom Cronin) 1627843320.0
@herbbrooks26 @IngrahamAngle @StephenM @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia Banks did serve in the navy, but rest assured, he's… https://t.co/t2qPmnrX6t— Tammy WitchyAF (@Tammy WitchyAF) 1627845870.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia Well i can think of at least 3 that used their popularity as Generals to ru… https://t.co/rLeFrYXRz5— Will Lewens (@Will Lewens) 1627847620.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia Let’s all remember - his only “crime” was to speak critically of a former o… https://t.co/uSuzCN5edj— C Jagg (@C Jagg) 1627843155.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia @RepJimBanks you had me at "I can't think".— Rise Above The Noise (@Rise Above The Noise) 1627844146.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia Laura’s just gone all in on being anti American now— Terry Brozier 🔱🇺🇸 (@Terry Brozier 🔱🇺🇸) 1627844008.0
@IngrahamAngle @RepJimBanks @QuakeMedia “I can’t think…” being the operative phrase here.— Russ Buchanan (@Russ Buchanan) 1627843476.0
'You will not wear masks in this church!' Tennessee pastor screams at congregation to 'not get vaccinated'
Pastor Greg Locke of the Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee ordered his congregation not to get vaccinated or wear masks.
During his Sunday sermon, Locke argued that the Covid-19 delta variant is a hoax and that President Joe Biden lost the election.
"I've been right about all of it!" Locke shouted. "Woo! Yes! Yes! These wicked fools don't win in the end. They don't win in the end. So all this fear bull crap is that. Bull crap! Say amen!"
"I am not apologizing for what I said on this platform last week," he continued. "The delta variant was nonsense then. It is nonsense now. You will not wear masks in this church! You will not wear masks in this church!"
Locke screamed: "Do not get vaccinated! Do not get vaccinated!"
The pastor then insisted that Biden's "days are numbered."
"I've told you the whole time this election was fraudulent!" he preached. "We've got so much proof. The only people that can deny it are crack-smoking, demon-possessed leftists."
In his crusade against vaccines, Locke has previously claimed that the shot contains "aborted fetal tissue."
But members of his own family have told CNN that they disagree with him.
"If you don't want to take a vaccination that's entirely up to you," Locke's cousin Chip Davis said. "But to spread misinformation about it is dead wrong, in my, in my opinion. And it could potentially lead to more loss of life."
Watch the video below.
Just a normal Sunday at Global Vision Bible Church as right-wing pastor Greg Locke literally screams at his congregation "do not get vaccinated" while saying that only "crack-smoking, demon-possessed leftists" think Biden is the legitimate president. pic.twitter.com/humGnQnBoC
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) August 1, 2021
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