On Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani publicly predicted that within thirty-six hours there would be a major breakthrough in terms of Donald Trump caving to Rudy’s demand to pay his legal bills. That timeframe has come and gone, so now what?
Now that Trump has apparently defied Rudy’s blackmail deadline, Rudy’s next logical move is to cut a plea deal against him, right? In what may or may not be a coincidence, it’s now leaking out that Rudy did in fact try to cooperate with the DOJ two months go, but balked when the Feds refused to limit the scope of the questions.
There are a couple ways to interpret this. The first would be that a totally unhinged Rudy thought he could go run his mouth about Hunter Biden and it would somehow magically get him off the hook. The second would be that a more pragmatic Rudy was looking to cut a deal on the crimes that he knows the Feds have him nailed on, while trying to avoid incriminating himself on his additional crimes that the Feds don’t know about or haven’t been able to prove.
If it’s the latter, then there is at least some reason to suspect that Rudy and his team are behind this new leak, and they’re trying to send a message to Donald Trump that Rudy is definitely willing to work with the Feds to throw him under the bus. Will Trump pay up to keep him quiet, or has that ship sailed? Stay tuned.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report