Rudy Giuliani, who serves as an attorney and paid shill for President Donald Trump, said Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators are engaged in “unethical” behavior as the Russia probe draws ever closer to the Oval Office.
In an interview with AM 970’s The Answer in New York, Giuliani was asked about the plea agreement by former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who had been charged with lying to Congress. The former New York City mayor commented:
“They obviously exerted a lot of pressure on him. Mr. Cohen unfortunately has a history of significant lies in the past.”
Giuliani also echoed one of Trump’s favorite phrases regarding the Russia investigation:
“This isn’t a search for the truth. It’s a witch hunt. This is what is wrong with these special prosecutors an independent counsels. They think they are God.
“They seemed to want to prosecute people at any cost, including the cost of ethical behavior and the rights of people.”
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Giuliani said, had been unfairly targeted by the special counsel:
“They want [Paul Manafort] to give certain forms of evidence that would implicate the president in things that Mr. Manafort says are untrue.
“And they are pressuring him, and creating a real risk that the man might commit perjury. This kind of pressure can create the risk of tainted testimony.”
Manafort is facing additional charges and the prospect of decades in prison for violating the plea agreement he made by lying to the special counsel’s office and sharing information with the president’s legal team in an apparent bid for a presidential pardon. In a court filing, Mueller accused Manafort of committing “federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters.”
Giuliani’s assertions of unethical behavior and lying are especially ironic in light of the fact that his client has lied over 6,000 times since taking office and may well have violated numerous laws while serving as president, including the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution which prohibits a president from receiving any financial benefit from a foreign power. Trump, who refused to place his business assets in a blind trust, is earning million each year from bookings made by foreign dignitaries who stay at his hotels.
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