Watching clips of Rudy Giuliani’s bumbling and “insane” performances on both NBC and CNN on Sunday morning, the entire panel on AM Joy was beside themselves with laughter and disbelief that he was once a respected U.S. attorney.
After host Joy Reid shared clips from the interviews with CNN’s Jake Tapper and NBC’s Chuck Todd, commentator Tara Dowdell marveled, “Every week, Rudy Giuliani gets on national TV and confesses another crime.”
“I expect him in two weeks to say ‘Trump is guilty of everything’,” she quipped to laughter from Reid.
Journalist E.J. Dionne joined the pile-on after Reid stated, “I don’t understand a lawyer, a former prosecutor gets on TV and says these [things].”
“Rudy Giuliani was a U.S. attorney, a prosecutor?” Dionne recalled. “If there is a trial on all of this, I think the whole day of the trial will be jurors watching old Rudy Giuliani’s tapes and clips. It is just astounding what has happened to Rudy Giuliani, so it is kind of a shame what’s happening.”
AM Joy regular Kurt Bardella — a former Republican who split with the party over Trump — wondered if the president and Giuliani even communicate with each other.
“It is almost like, did Rudy talk to Donald Trump at all?” he asked with a smirk. “This has got to be the worst lawyer in the history of mankind. He should be disbarred for being such a terrible lawyer. Every time he goes on television, he contradicts himself — and not what he said a week ago — in the same conversation he’ll contradict himself. It’s insane.”
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Tucker Carlson’s ex-lead writer has a history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts
Blake Neff, the lead writer of The Tucker Carlson Show on FOX News, resigned on Friday after CNN uncovered a trove of disgustingly racist, homophobic and misogynist social media posts that Blake published under the handle “CharlesXII” on AutoAdmit (aka. XOXOhth), a largely unmoderated message board used by lawyers and law school students.
Among Neff’s most telling posts are a reference to “foodie faggots,” a comment stating, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down,” and another comment stating that Democratic U.S. House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all women of color, want to “MAKE YOUR COUNTRY A DUMPING GROUND FOR PEOPLE FROM THIRD WORLD SHITHOLES.”
Supreme Court decision on Trump’s taxes handed Democratic lawmakers a powerful new weapon: law professor
According to a law professor writing for Politico, Donald Trump earned a small victory this past week when the Supreme Court did not allow Congress to have his tax returns that prosecutors in New York will receive, but it did set a precedent for more Congressional power over the president that can be used in further conflicts.
In her column for Politico, Kimberly Wehle of the University of Baltimore School of Law, wrote that "Congress emerged with more clarity about its oversight powers, and how to enforce them, than it had before the Supreme Court weighed in," in its 7/2 decision.
Trump campaign workers ducking wearing masks over fears of mockery: ‘You get made fun of’
According to Politico, Trump campaign officials at the re-election headquarters in Arlington, Virginia are too embarrassed to follow the president's own CDC guidelines about wearing masks and practicing physical distancing — because the president himself has done so much to politicize the coronavirus pandemic.
"The campaign’s headquarters — located on the 14th floor of an Arlington, Va., office building that shares space with multiple businesses — is normally packed with dozens of staffers, often sitting in close proximity to conduct phone calls and other urgent campaign business, said three people with knowledge of its operations," wrote Dan Diamond. "But the office was shut down for its first deep cleaning in weeks after a senior campaign official tested positive for the virus. The decision to conduct the cleaning came after two months of flouting the Trump administration’s own public health guidance: There are no face coverings or temporary barriers between desks at headquarters, and leaders have limited efforts to implement social distancing."