On Thursday, two former federal prosecutors, Elie Honig and Harry Sandick, ripped President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Guiliani for using a “desperate strategy” when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
CNN’s Kate Bolduan said that Guiliani is “getting hard to believe” after he gave contradicting information to a different news outlet about whether or not Trump would continue talks with Mueller.
“Is there a legal strategy in that at all?” Bolduan asked.
“This is a well-worn defense strategy of desperation. We have seen it a bunch of times which is when you’ve got nothing, put the prosecution on trial,” Honig said. “Normally it’s a desperate tactic and usually doesn’t get anywhere but this is not any case. Rudy is trying to play a PR strategy here as well and just trying to put something out there that the ardent supporters of the president can cling on to,” he said.
Bolduan then said that people are starting not to take Guiliani seriously.
“Do you think Mueller’s team takes Rudy Giuliani seriously?” she asked.
“I find it hard to believe that he’s the person who they go to when they have a serious inquiry about something in the investigation,” Sandick said. “They recognize in this day and age, a person like the president who’s a public figure will often have a lawyer who does more sort of speech-making and TV appearances but the real legal work is presumably being done by the lawyers in Florida.”
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At least eight prison officials knew Epstein wasn’t supposed to be left alone — but they did it anyway: report
On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that at least eight staffers at the Bureau of Prisons were aware that arrested hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein could be a risk to himself if left unsupervised — raising further questions about why exactly guards left him to his own devices on the night that he allegedly hanged himself.
Investigators reportedly believe that at least some of these officials were aware that he had been left alone. It is unclear why nobody intervened, and the Justice Department is continuing with its investigation. Attorney General William Barr recently ordered the removal of the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons.
Russian disqualified from Tango competition for punching his partner
A Russian participant in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires has been disqualified for violence towards his partner, the organizers said Wednesday.
The incident happened after the duo, a husband and wife, took part in the semi-final of the competition on Tuesday in the Argentine capital.
Organizers condemned the assault plus "assisted the victim and made the decision to disqualify the dancer," said a source with the Championships who declined to be named.
Officials did not name the couple in order "to preserve the identity of the victim who declined to file a complaint."
‘His mommy should have told him she loved him a little bit more’: CNN analyst eviscerates Trump over ‘chosen one’ comments’
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," analyst Gloria Borger laid into President Donald Trump for his bizarre press conference anointing himself "the chosen one."
"'I am the chosen one,' and that comes after the president re-tweeted a conspiracy theorist radio host who said that he is like the second coming," said host Brianna Keilar. "So what do you make of all of this?"
"I think maybe his mommy should have told him she loved him a little bit more," said Borger. "I don't know. It is hard — it is hard to know what to make of this. Some people will say, as Trump says, 'Oh, I was only joking when I said all of that stuff.' But the truth of the matter is that he does this all of the time, and talks about how wonderful he is, and if you recall during his speech at the convention when he talked about the problems the country was facing he was saying 'I alone can fix it.'"