Showing posts with label Giuliani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giuliani. Show all posts

May 16, 2023

Trump has to worry about yet another lawsuit thanks to Rudy Giuliani


Tuesday evening, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace laid out the case for Joyce Vance.

"Joyce, do we know that? I mean, Rudy's charging $2 million? Jared takes it over in a way and I always think that when I hear that Don McGahn or General Kelly or Rod Rosenstein, you know are in a in a fit – You know how bad was it? It was so bad that these guys who sat there through child separations, who, good people on both sides, who grabbed him in the bleep, it was so bad that even those people were distraught."

"How do we know that that Jared didn't, didn't run afoul of any laws? We know that money was being peddled by Rudy. We know that Jared was in charge of it, and we know that it was a process that even by Trump's standards, offended the Chief of Staff, the White House counsel and the deputy attorney general."

Vance replied, "This is not difficult to investigate," because,"there is a finite universe of people that the FBI would need to talk to."

She says the five-year statute of limitations has not passed, and if she were still at DOJ, "I'd be jumping on this one now." From Raw Story 


I am not referring (in my title) to the upcoming second lawsuit by E. Jean Carroll, or the chance she will sue him again for what he said in the CNN appearance. (You can see Rachel Maddow's 12 minute interview her and her lawyer Robbie Kaplan form last night here.)

What I am referring to was reported on in depth in an 11 minute and a 5 minute segment on Lawrence O'Donnell's show last night:

    Noelle Dunphy’s lawsuit against Rudolph Giuliani accuses him of violating labor law, sexual harassment law, and laws against sexual assault but, as MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell points out, the lawsuit also claims there are audio recordings of Giuliani – some of which allegedly show Giuliani committed federal and state crimes. Giuliani denies the allegations.. Giuliani allegedly told Dunphy that he and then-President Trump were selling presidential pardons for $2 million, which the two men would split.  

Note the chyron.

Click the images to enlarge them.

Trump possibly being implicated aside, it is clear that Rudy is so far submersed and sinking into deep shit that he'll soon need a snorkel to breathe. This is because what he did is documented in audio recordings. Dunphy and her attorneys have recordings to verify the following:

Sasha Baron Cohen, the producer of the Borat movie, is interviewed in the O'Donnell segment.

The story is making the news elsewhere.

From MediaIte: 

15 Most Shocking and Disturbing Allegations in Giuliani Sex Abuse Complaint

Excerpt about Trump pay for pardons scheme:

Giuliani allegedly claimed Trump was selling pardons for $2 million and bragged he had ‘immunity’ from the law

Giuliani allegedly told Dunphy that he and then-President Trump were selling presidential pardons for $2 million, which the two men would split:

He also asked Ms. Dunphy if she knew anyone in need of a pardon, telling her that he was selling pardons for $2 million, which he and President Trump would split. He told Ms. Dunphy that she could refer individuals seeking pardons to him, so long as they did not go through “the normal channels” of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, because correspondence going to that office would be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Giuliani also allegedly bragged that his powerful connections meant he did not have to follow the law.

To date the most damaging thing that has happened to Rudy's reputation aside from the minor matter of being suspended from practicing law in New York  has been the humiliation of his Four Season Total Landscaping dripping hair dye appearance.
Rudy would have liked images like this to define him:

Of all the images of Rudy Giuliani there is now one that he has to live with as defining his entire career:

Now Rudy will be desperately defending himself in a trial that makes the dripping hair dye photos of him look dignified. 

It will be a delightful sideshow to follow the literal trial and the legal tribulations of Rudy the Wretched as he attempts to sell his defense. This, according what was described on Lawrence O'Donnell, involves his claiming that Dunphy was never actually his employee so he couldn't be exploiting her.  

While far less salacious, it will be much more enjoyable to see how the equally repulsive sexual predator Donald Trump is - dare I use the word -  exposed for participating in an tawdry pay for pardons scheme.

Unfortunately there are no recordings of Rudy discussing the pay for pardons scheme involving splitting the money with Trump, but Dunphy's lawyer indicated these could be verified through witnesses.

Trumps "Truth" posts add up to the only psychological test you need to diagnose Donald Trump as a dangerous maniac. All the leaders of our allies need to do to be terrifed that he'll be the next president is to read them, by Hal Brown, MSW

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