We’re just one week away from Robert Mueller’s public testimony about his investigation into Donald Trump’s crimes, which means the people who didn’t bother to read Mueller’s report are about to have it spelled out for them on television that Trump is a huge criminal. Trump is clearly worried about this – to the point that he sent his defense attorney Rudy Giuliani onto Fox News to try to muddy the waters.
The trouble for Donald Trump is that Rudy Giuliani only managed to further establish himself as a rambling lunatic. Rudy appeared on the air with Sean Hannity, one of the relatively few Fox News hosts still in lock-step with Trump’s lies and conspiracy theories. Even as Hannity began dredging up the usual fiction about how Trump was somehow framed for conspiring with the Russians, Rudy couldn’t help himself and began yelling.
Rudy yelled this about Mueller: “He didn’t care about the truth, he was a hitman!” Then he began trying to falsely paint Mueller as having conspired with, incredibly, Hillary Clinton. Hannity proceeded to list off the various crimes that Trump’s top people have been convicted of, as if this somehow made Trump look good. Then Hannity predicted that he and Rudy would be sent to prison next. Rudy then decided to one-up things by accusing Mueller of having been “basically asleep” during his investigation. If none of this makes any sense to you, don’t worry, it doesn’t make any sense to us either.
We probably wouldn’t even bother to cover Rudy Giuliani’s latest meltdown if not for the fact that Donald Trump was apparently so proud of it, he tweeted a video of the Rudy-Hannity segment. This gives away that Trump has literally no defense in his criminal scandals, beyond having an idiot like Rudy yell nonsense at Trump’s base. That’s not a winning strategy at all.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report