CNN’s Phil Mudd on Thursday suggested Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani should have his mouth washed out with soap, arguing “the most deadly thing in America is getting between him and a microphone.”
Mudd was discussing Giuliani’s interview with the Hill Thursday, during which the top Trump lawyer said he’s waiting for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “step in” and end the probe of Michael Cohen.
“When I was 7 years old, I called my sister stupid and my mom took out a new bar of ivory soap, took me ion the garage and washed my mouth out with soap,” Mudd said. “Rudy Giuliani needs the same treatment.”
“He is suggesting there is some sort of criminal enterprise, run by—by the way—Donald Trump nominees at the Department of Justice and the FBI,” Mudd continued.
The former CIA analysts also went off on Giuliani for suggesting attorney-client privilege should protect Cohen’s $130,000 hush agreement with adult film star Stormy Daniels—and Trump’s subsequent repayment.
“Giuliani said something else that’s outrageous,” Mudd said. “He suggested attorney-client privilege should protect this. Let me get this straight, if there’s evidence that Mr. Cohen committed a crime, does that mean as an American citizen he’s outside the law? He shouldn’t be investigated? If there’s evidence of a crime, I don’t care if you’re the president’s lawyer. You get the same treatment I do.”
“I’ve had it with Mr. Giuliani,” Mudd continued. “The most deadly thing in America is getting between him and a microphone. He’s wrong.
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