Rudy Giuliani had one hell of a weekend. After spending Saturday defending Jay Sekulow and Sarah Huckabee Sanders for repeatedly denying the 2017 revelation that the president himself dictated what would later be proven to be a false account of the meeting that’s since become known as the June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting. That house of cards was blown down with some force as the New York Times published a 20 page document which effectively proved that Trump’s administration had lied. In fact, per Trump’s own lawyers at that time, he actually wrote that release himself.
Giuliani tried really hard to find an angle in which he could somehow frame Sanders and Sekulow as neither liars nor idiots. He failed.
Then, during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” the president’s personal attorney said that it might be a bad idea for Donald Trump to testify to special counsel Robert Mueller… because his client’s story keeps changing.
Asked about shifting explanations for statement on Trump Tower meeting, Rudy Giuliani tells @GStephanopoulos:
“This is the reason you don’t let the president testify. Our recollection keeps changing, or we’re not even asked a question and somebody makes an assumption.” pic.twitter.com/DLQsGbfGhA
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 3, 2018
One must question the long game here. Does Trump’s team really think that repeatedly calling upon defenses of either confusion, stupidity, or senility inspires when caught in what a layperson would simply call a lie… somehow confidence in this administration?
Moreover, do they believe that it will bode well for re-election? Or are they smart enough to have abandoned hope on