In an interview with Fox New on Saturday, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani appeared to threaten his own client, threatening that he has "insurance" against the president if he tries to throw Giuliani under the bus for his role in arranging the Ukraine bribery scheme.
His comments drew instant outrage from attorneys and former prosecutors on social media, who pointed out that Giuliani's threat is a massive breach of attorney ethics at best, and a federal crime at worst.
Law students, take note: It's not a great idea for an attorney (i) to repeatedly tweet in a way ("I was only acting… https://t.co/rvC1lhzCCz— Marty Lederman (@Marty Lederman) 1574530528.0
So.... @RudyGiuliani is extorting @realDonaldTrump to make sure Trump doesn’t throw Rudy under the bus for shaking… https://t.co/fv6Keb0JeK— Mimi Rocah (@Mimi Rocah) 1574535189.0
Just remember: Stuff like this, the fact that we haven’t heard from John Bolton, or from Mick Mulvaney, and the fa… https://t.co/kb2lUNSEKA— George Conway (@George Conway) 1574532343.0