It would take an incredible amount of savvy to tell the mainstream media that you’re cooperating with a congressional probe, while simultaneously telling right wing media that the probe itself is illegal, and thread that needle in such a way that you come out the better for it. Unfortunately for Rudy Giuliani, the guy who has tried this strategy over the past week, he’s too far gone to even understand what he’s trying to do.
This isn’t just our take; Rudy himself keeps reminding us of just how far gone he is. During the latest bad acid trip that could charitably be described as a podcast, Rudy claims that on the night of January 6th he was with unspecified “Antifa experts” who arrested a member of the FBI. This raises all kinds of questions about who these “Antifa experts” are working for and why they would have the authority to arrest the FBI, until you remember that obviously none of this happened anyway.
The real problem for Giuliani is that he’s so far gone, he’ll have trouble cooperating with investigators even if he decides to sell out Donald Trump in order to save himself. As former prosecutor Richard Signorelli recently pointed out, cooperating witnesses have to be credible in order to help prosecutors, and therefore help themselves. At this point Rudy Giuliani is merely plunging through a fever dream of his own making.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report