Rudy Giuliani blew up three legal cases for President Donald Trump during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, but one Republican strategist told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” there may be a method to his madness.
The former New York City mayor, who joined the president’s legal team last month, revealed that Trump repaid $130,000 to his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a hush payout to porn actress Stormy Daniels — and GOP strategist Rick Tyler explained the stunning admission.
“Let’s be clear — Michael Cohen has flipped,” Tyler said. “That’s what has happened, and Giuliani felt like he needed to go out there and — because legal strategies don’t occur on television, legal strategies occur between lawyers, they occur in courtrooms, they don’t occur on television.”
Cohen’s office was raided last month by the FBI, and U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said the attorney would “likely” be indicted — and the president seems concerned his longtime associate will agree to cooperate in the special counsel probe.
“Giuliani has established himself not as the legal strategist, he’s established himself as the PR strategist,” Tyler said. “It’s interesting he did it when Emmet Flood is coming on board. He’s undercut or boxed in Emmet Flood, because Emmet Flood has no tolerance for PR strategies over legal strategies.”
Ex-prosecutor demands congressional investigation after latest report on the FBI and Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had another allegation of sexual misconduct revealed on Saturday in a bombshell report in The New York Times.
"A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly," the newspaper reported.
Boris Johnson promises Britain will be like the Incredible Hulk during Brexit negotiations
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.
"It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
"But I'm going to go to that summit and I'm going to get a deal, I'm very confident. And if we don't get a deal then we'll come out on October 31."
His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.
NYT blasted for ‘spectacularly offensive sentiment’ after tweet illustrating ‘rape culture’
The results of a 10-month investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly was published on Saturday.
But attention was taken away from the powerful reporting after the Twitter account of The Times opinion page posted a shocking message.