Monday began with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s gaffe-filled interview with CNN that was supposed to be a clean-up of another interview flub. It’s just the latest in a long line of mistakes made by the president’s attorney in their public relations campaign against the special counsel and FBI investigators.
During Seth Meyers “Late Night,” the host noted that the president and his team lie so badly that all anyone would have to do is point a camera at them.
“He’s a liar, whose lawyer is lying about his lying lawyer’s lies,” Meyers summed up Giuliani’s attacks on ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. He noted that there should be a Dr. Seuss-style book about it called The Lie-ax.
Contradicting Giuliani’s attacks on Cohen, Meyers unearthed all of the times the former New York mayor celebrated Trump’s former fixer.
Meyers went on to mock Trump for the way that he worked to defend his son Donald Trump Jr. to press last week.
“Don is — as many of you know Don — he’s a good boy,” Trump said through his press office.
“He’s 40 and you’re talking about him like he’s a Golden Retriever,” Meyers joked.
In his Trump voice, Meyers took the president’s praise even further.
“He’s a good boy. Very loyal,” Meyers said. “And house trained. You never hear the fake-news talk about how he’s house trained. But it’s been weeks since he’s had an accident.”
He noted that it does make sense if you think about Trump in this context.
“Trump is a 72-year-old man, who eats McDonald’s, wants a Space Force and gives people dumb nicknames,” Meyers continued. “By the end of his presidency, his motorcade will just be Secret Service pulling him in a Radio-Flyer.”
The NBC host explained that the story keeps shifting for the Trump team. They’ve gone from saying that the Trump Tower meeting wasn’t about getting dirt to saying nothing came of it. Then they tried to claim that even if something did come of the meeting, “that’s politics.” Today, however, Meyers noted, Giuliani moved the goal-post even further.
Under Giuliani’s description, there’s no such thing as collusion in the federal code. One legal analyst noted that he looked up the word collusion in the dictionary only to find it to be a synonym for “illegal, criminal conspiracy.” The crime that the investigators are looking into is beyond criminal conspiracy, however.
Trump has maintained that there is “no collusion.”
Informal Trump legal advisor urges potential witnesses to ‘spit in the face’ of House committee chairs
On Monday, Politico reported that House Democrats, enraged at the White House's blanket use of executive privilege to stonewall all attempts to call witnesses in the investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, are weighing the idea of calling Trump associates who have never worked in the White House, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Trump campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski.
But according to Joseph DiGenova, a former federal prosecutor and Fox News commentator who represented two witnesses in former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and gives Trump informal legal advice, these witnesses should just "spit in the face" of investigators.
Donald Trump Jr torn to shreds for suggesting his dad has been treated worse than slaves and Native Americans
Donald Trump Jr. thinks his father has been treated worse than any human in American history -- including slaves, Native Americans and presidents who have been assassinated while in office.
After President Donald Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that "there's never been a time in the history of our country where somebody was so mistreated as I have been," Trump Jr. jumped on Twitter to defend his father and simply said that "he's right."
He’s right. https://t.co/ZRlenHkXrq
The Vatican’s latest official document is an insult to LGBTQ people — and to history
During the fourth-century, Sergius and Bacchus, two inseparable Syrian soldiers in the Roman emperor Galerius’ army, were outed as secret Christians when they refused to pay homage to the god Jupiter. The incensed emperor ordered them beaten, chained, and then, as their fourth-century hagiographer explained, paraded through the barracks with “all other military garb removed… and women’s clothing placed on them.” Both men were sent to trial; Bacchus refused to abjure his faith in Christ and was beaten to death by his fellow Roman soldiers as punishment. The night before Sergius was to be similarly asked to recant his Christianity, the spirit of Bacchus appeared before his partner. With his “face as radiant as an angel’s, wearing an officer’s uniform,” Bacchus asked, “Why do you grieve and mourn, brother? If I have been taken from you in body, I am still with you in the bond of union.”