“President” Donald Trump has been using Rudy Giuliani as his personal lawyer for a while now. Giuliani claimed last night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had “bupkis” on Trump after Mueller filed his heavily redacted legal memo in connection with Michael Flynn’s sentencing. Rudy also referred to Mueller as the “Special Whatever,” reminding us that Rudy has bupkis when it comes to rational thought.
Last week, Giuliani tweeted about another Trump-Russia indictment: “Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for G-20.In July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later. Out of control!Supervision please?” By failing to leave a space after G-20, Rudy created a link within his Tweet. Some enterprising person then created a webpage for the G-20.in, where visitors see that “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.”
Then Giuliani used his “SPECIAL WHATEVER” talents. Recall that Giuliani has touted that he is a cybersecurity expert. Giuliani on Monday afternoon tweeted: “Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message. The same thing-period no space-occurred later and it didn’t happen. Don’t tell me they are not committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers. Time Magazine also may fit that description. FAIRNESS PLEASE”
Hilarity then ensued across Twitter and the internet, with folks replying that they represented the Nigerian royal family and other assorted responses. Rather than having a story that would have been amusing for a few minutes and died an internet ether death, the link and the tweet have been perpetuated by Giuliani.
We must continue to remember that Donald Trump only hires the best people, and that Rudy Giuliani was once hired by Trump as a cybersecurity adviser. Maybe Giuliani needs to take a refresher course in how prosecutors build their “SPECIAL WHATEVER” cases, and another course in how to increase his knowledge of how the internet works. He clearly knows bupkis.
Daniel Cotter is a lawyer writing and teaching about SCOTUS, and married father of two boys living in Chicago, Illinois.