After the news broke yesterday that Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation for his role in Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal, Trump quickly decided to kick Rudy while he was down. But now Trump appears to have remembered that Rudy knows all his dirty secrets, and he’s resumed kissing up to him accordingly.
Yesterday Donald Trump refused to even tell the media whether or not Rudy Giuliani was still his attorney. When asked if Rudy was going to be indicted, Trump simply said “I hope not,” without offering any indication that he might try to get Rudy off the hook. But today Trump is singing a different tune.
Trump posted this tweet today: “So now they are after the legendary ‘crime buster’ and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani. He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes, but he is also a great guy and wonderful lawyer. Such a one sided Witch Hunt going on in USA. Deep State. Shameful!”
Of course Donald Trump still isn’t giving any indication that he’ll take the risk of trying to sabotage the investigation into Rudy Giuliani, or that he’ll give Rudy a pardon. Thus far Trump has allowed Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and his other loyal henchmen to go down without even trying to save them. Trump will surely let Rudy rot in the end as well. But for now at least, Trump is at least hoping to keep Rudy from flipping on him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report