Former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg on Thursday delivered an unsparing analysis of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s bombshell Fox News interview — and he doesn’t think the former New York mayor did himself or President Donald Trump any favors.
Appearing on CNN, Wisenberg was asked by Dana Bash for his take on Giuliani’s interview — and he stunned the host by trashing the White House’s legal strategy in unusually blunt terms.
“I liken it to a murder-suicide,” he said. “He metaphorically murdered the president and committed suicide with respect to his own reputation.”
“That’s pretty stark,” said Bash, whose eyes visibly widened as Wisenberg talked. “How so?”
“It was an incredibly embarrassing interview,” he replied. “Look, when you’re representing anybody, much less the president of the United States, you have to know that when you go on television and you make statements on his behalf, that’s admissible in court. That’s an admission by an agent if President Trump ever went into court.”
Bash asked Wisenberg if he believed Giuliani didn’t know that his Fox News interview could be used against the president in court.
“I think he knows it in some way, that’s what makes it even more astonishing that he went in there,” he said.
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