President Trump's new attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president "has to" testify before a grand jury and "has no choice" but to do so.
Or at least the president did when he was named Clinton and not Trump.
In an July 21, 1998 interview segment with now-disgraced PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, Giuliani was asked whether Clinton would have to testify in the legal proceedings he was facing at the time.
His answer was unequivocal.
"You've got to do it," he said. "I mean, you don't have a choice."
If the President is subpoenaed to testify, “he’s gotta do it. He has no choice.”
- Rudy Giuliani, 1998 pic.twitter.com/vpCzKYFvgJ
— Rogue Melania🍸🍸 (@RogueFirstLady) May 9, 2018
Now that he's representing a new client, Giuliani maintains that the president does not have to testify and that he will advise him against it.
Among the other thoughts offered by Giuliani, which he may not feel age well, is his opinion that the New York Yankees should move to a Manhattan stadium because downtown "needs growth."
Giuliani is not alone in his apparent hypocrisy on this issue.
Ultra-conservative talk show Mark Levin dedicated the entirety of his Sunday night Fox Show talk show to half-baked legal arguments about why Trump cannot be legally forced to appear before a grand jury. However, in 1998, Levin's conservative activist legal team helped find a lawyer for Paula Jones to sue Clinton, worked to aid special investigator Ken Star and even filed a complaint against another party who he said had "interfered" in the investigation.