Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday Fox News’ Chris Wallace interviewed Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s legal counsel in the Robert Mueller investigation. Mr. Giuliani’s answers to the most basic questions were ridiculous attempts at obfuscation. It got to the point where Wallace pleaded with him to simply tell the truth during the wide-ranging interview. Here is one example.
“Did the president know about the hush money payments or not?” Wallace asked Giuliani, referring to payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
After contradicting himself several times:
“We’re talking about something that doesn’t matter,” Giuliani finally said. “Whether it happened or it didn’t happen, it’s not illegal.”
Wallace interrupted, “You’re moving shells around on me. Either it happened or it didn’t happen.” But Giuliani defended himself by claiming, “That’s what lawyers do all the time.”
“I’m asking you for the truth, sir,” said Wallace, visibly frustrated by the circular exchange.
Giuliani never answered the question.
The full video is above. The interview with Giuliani starts at the four minute mark.