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Mon May 17, 2021, 07:42 AM

Trump Has Blown Off Rudy Giuliani's Pleas for Help as Feds Circle

Giuliani appears to be in hot water, and his allies keep asking for Trumpís help. But so far, the ex-president isnít willing to ride to the rescue of his one-time lawyer.

Adam Rawnsley, Senior Researcher
Asawin Suebsaeng, Senior Political Reporter

Updated May. 17, 2021 7:33AM ET

In the weeks since the feds raided Rudy Giulianiís apartment and office in late April, close allies have tried to ferry a slew of emergency requests to former President Donald Trump and his advisers.

But according to three people familiar with the matter, Trump, as well as several of his legal advisers and longtime confidants, have been hesitant about swooping in to help the embattled Giuliani, who for years worked as Trumpís personal lawyer, a political adviser, and attack dog. Giuliani also served as a major player in the Trump-Ukraine scandal and as a key driver in the former presidentís efforts to nullify Joe Bidenís clear victory in the 2020 election.

Team Trumpís reluctance to intervene comes at a time when federal investigators have ramped up their probe into whether Giulianiís Ukraine-related work during the Trump era amounted to an unregistered and illegal lobbying operation on behalf of foreign figures. So far, no charges have been brought against the former New York City mayor as a result of this investigation, which began in 2019. Trumpís silence has led to simmering frustrations among members of Giulianiís inner orbit, who privately allege that the ex-presidentís team is working to convince him to hang Giuliani out to dry in his hour of need.

ďItís a question now of whether or not [the former president and his team] want to leave Rudy to fend for himself or if theyíre going to take a stand against this,Ē one person close to Giuliani said last week. ďRight now, we donít know.Ē

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Reply Trump Has Blown Off Rudy Giuliani's Pleas for Help as Feds Circle (Original post)
catbyte May 17 OP
NCjack May 17 #1
Jim__ May 17 #2
essaynnc May 17 #3
murielm99 May 17 #5
soothsayer May 17 #11
smirkymonkey May 17 #4
malaise May 17 #13
smirkymonkey May 17 #16
Buns_of_Fire May 17 #6
GoCubsGo May 17 #7
Thrill May 17 #8
getagrip_already May 17 #17
Champp May 17 #9
duforsure May 17 #10
ProudMNDemocrat May 17 #12
jcgoldie May 17 #14
tblue37 May 17 #18
getagrip_already May 17 #20
Kid Berwyn May 17 #15
SergeStorms May 17 #19
getagrip_already May 17 #21
Blue Owl May 17 #22
Tomconroy May 17 #23
Whiskeytide May 17 #24
LetMyPeopleVote May 17 #25
Pluvious May 17 #26

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 07:47 AM

1. I don't like to see a caged animal. But, ...

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 07:49 AM

2. Rudy who? Is he the guy who used to get coffee for us?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:01 AM

3. I don't get it....

Rudy has to know where many of the bodies are buried..... they seem to be pretty unconcerned....

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Response to essaynnc (Reply #3)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:05 AM

5. Perhaps Rudy

has many buried bodies of his own. They could threaten him and he could threaten them. They are avoiding mutual threats.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #5)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:22 AM

11. Mutual assured destruction! They've both got nukes

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:04 AM

4. Everyone who is carrying water for Trump should pay attention to this.

He is NOT going to protect you if and when the blade comes down. If you get caught, you are on your own. He will always find some reason why you were not loyal enough to him.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #4)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:32 AM

13. You mean they didn't expect this?

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:02 AM

16. If they expected it, would they still be kissing his fat orange ass?

They all think he's going to reward them in one way or another. It just goes to show how delusional they are. Donald is out for Donald.

Anyone who had any sense would quietly slip off the radar and get a job in the private sector.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:07 AM

6. Sorry, Rooody. You superglued your lips to the wrong ass. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:08 AM

7. Hey Rudy, you knew he was a snake when you let him in...

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:14 AM

8. Take a stand against it? What exactly is Trump supposed to do?

His flunkys arenít in the Justice Department anymore

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Response to Thrill (Reply #8)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:04 AM

17. he has hundreds of millions of dollars raised for stop the steal legal fees...

That has never been used for anything legal. Rudy knows he has money, has influence on others with money, and rudy badly needs it.

Rudy can't pay his lawyers. He has laid off just about everyone he had on staff. And can't keep up his billionaire lifestyle.

He is in a word, flat broke. The life of a grifter has a bad ending when the money is cut off.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:16 AM

9. Under the bus, Rudy Colludy. Deal with it.

republiQon Diety Donny used you like a wad of toilet paper.

But don't feel "special." He does that to everyone.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:17 AM

10. I think the orange one knows Rudy's too compromised ,

And will have to flip .Rudy made way to many mistakes, and the information he still had will implicate him and many others. Rudy is to stupid to keep from going to prison. He'll take others with him for it

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:28 AM

12. Michael Cohen called it RIGHT...

"Donald Trump is going to throw Rudy under the bus."

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:40 AM

14. How exactly is he supposed to help him?

I mean I realize he doesn't give a fuck about Rudy Giuliani or anyone else not named Donald Trump, but I don't see how he has any pull here anyway.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #14)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:04 AM

18. Rudy has asked him for help with legal bills & been turned down. That's the only help Trump

Could u be him it seems.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #14)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:06 AM

20. rudy wants $$$, he is broke... n/t

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:40 AM

15. "Meet me Four Seasons."

Treason can be a lonely thing, Rude.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:05 AM

19. Loyalty Street is One Way, Rudy.

Everyone seems surprised when they find out Trump's loyalty is a one way street. How many examples do people need before they get it?
Do not work for, or with, Donald Trump. He honestly believes everyone in the world exists to serve him, and for free.
Sorry, Rudy. I have the same amount of compassion for you as you've had for those beneath you. The cupboard is bare, dude.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:08 AM

21. Trump said "it's not my call"......

Odd thing to say. Who's call is it? Pooties?

It's not illegal or even uncommon for someone to pay someone elses legal fees, even witnesses against them. So his lawyers aren't telling him not to pay one of his other lawyers.

Trump has money available from all the stop the steal fundraising.

So if it isn't his call, who's call is it?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:37 AM

22. When he calls tRump he's dialing a big fat smelly butt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:47 AM

23. Every lawyer in NYC knew the truth about Trump except Rudy:

He doesn't listen, and he doesn't pay.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 09:56 AM

24. The only surprising thing about this story ...

... is that Rudy still has people in his inner circle. Who is labeling themselves with THAT title?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:19 AM

25. Who is surprised by this?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 04:31 PM

26. Maybe we'll see yet see that "insurance" the Ghouliani was bragging about... nt.

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