Rudy Giuliani says he has no doubt that President Trump will remain loyal to him, but he joked that he has “good insurance” just in case things don’t turn out as he expects, The Guardian reports.
When asked by The Guardian in a phone interview if he’s worried about being “thrown under the bus” by Trump, Giuliani replied, “I’m not, but I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid.”
Giuliani’s lawyer interjected to point out that “he’s joking.”
His comments come as speculation grows that he’ll be painted as a rogue actor by Republicans regarding the Ukraine scandal enveloping the White House.
Giuliani told The Guardian that he had no knowledge of the call between Trump and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland, where Trump reportedly inquired about “investigations” he wanted the Ukrainian government to conduct targeting his political rivals — investigations that Sondland reportedly said Giuliani was “pushing for.”
“I’m not sure this is very solid testimony. In court we would call it hearsay, triple hearsay. It would not even be admissible. But if you are asking me flat out had I ever heard of a conversation like that? No,” Giuliani said.
“I thought it was a weak way to start a trial,” he added.
“I acted properly as his lawyer,” Giuliani continued. “I did what a good lawyer is supposed to do. I dug up evidence that helped to show the case against him was false. That there was a great deal of collusion going on someplace else other than Russia. And then I stepped on the number one minefield, which is Joe Biden, who is heavily protected by the Washington press corps.”
Trump’s health officials privately grumbling about his obsession with unproven anti-malaria drug for COVID-19: report
On Monday, Politico reported that some health officials in the Trump administration are privately "unsettled" by the president's ongoing fascination with hydroxychloroquine, the drug primarily used to treat malaria, lupus, and arthritis that is now being suggested as a treatment for the novel coronavirus.
The president has repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible miracle cure, and has even suggested he might start taking it himself, even though his tests for COVID-19 have been reported as negative and even though there's a lack of data that it is safe or effective for that purpose.
Wisconsin GOP slammed for making people choose between their health and their vote
After Republicans nationally and in Wisconsin successfully sued in both state and federal court to block voters from being given extra time and options to cast votes in the middle of a pandemic, commenters on social media reacted with fury.
What just happened re: Wisconsin can seem a bit confusing. The TL;DR: The Supreme Court decided that Republicans winning elections is more important than keeping voters healthy & alive.
ESPN reports the NBA is looking to rapid COVID-19 tests to resume professional basketball
The NBA and the union representing players are working together on a possible solution to re-open professional basketball in America, ESPN reported Monday.
"In recent weeks, officials within the NBA and NBPA have been collaborating in assessing the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the novel coronavirus that could provide accurate results within a matter of minutes, a process that would hopefully enable the league to track the virus in what's considered a critical first step toward resuming play in the near future," ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes reported.