This afternoon ABC News reported what we’ve all spent the past day and a half expecting: Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation into his ties to his two associates who were arrested this week. When coupled with last night’s NY Times report that Rudy was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a company owned by one of the arrestees, suffice it to say that Rudy is having a rough day. It just got worse.
When Donald Trump was asked in front of the television cameras earlier today about whether he thinks Rudy Giuliani will be criminally indicted, he said “I hope not.” If you’re Rudy, that’s definitely not what you want to hear, because Trump just hinted that he’s not even going to try to intervene to save Rudy. But now Trump is going further.
This evening Wolf Blitzer reported on CNN that Donald Trump is refusing to say whether or not Rudy Giuliani is even still his attorney. It’s taken all of 36 hours, and Trump is already casting Rudy aside.
This means, in effect, that there is nothing to stop Rudy Giuliani’s inevitable arrest from happening. It also means that Rudy is going to join Donald Trump’s previous lawyer, Michael Cohen, behind bars. Trump throws everyone under the bus eventually.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report