Giuliani wrecks the Trump campaign’s well-laid legal plans
[ Editor’s Note: We are getting leaks from inside the White House on the genesis and execution of “The Real Steal”. It started out as a rational plan to be ready to challenge close elections in anticipation that there might be ‘irregularities’.
With being behind in the polls, as Trump was, leading up to the election a lot of preparation work was been done to line up law firms that had to be ready to go for challenges. Along came Rudi, the giant wrecking ball, who I personally feel is showing signs of early dementia.
Politico has a wonderful review of how it all went down via sources inside the White House meetings who leaked to Politico to put the monkey on Rudi’s back, which it should have been. But they also to try to wash the stink off themselves so it won’t stain them on future political employability.
As for Trump, who has gotten away with probably the most lying that any head of state has managed, he is the last person in the world to approach on ‘toning it down’ a bit. His response would be something like, “What! Are you crazy, or maybe jealous?…Look at where the lie has taken me.”
When he recently went to Arlington on Veterans Day, as a small step in breaking his isolation, I thought someone in media would write something about the irony of Trump paying homage to those he had deemed “suckers and losers”.
He did not formally speak, but he should have stayed home and let the soldiers handle the ceremony by themselves. My mother and brother lie a 100 yards apart from each other at Arlington. I feel better that their tombs were not subjected to any Trump drivel. The loser monkey will now be on his back, where it should be… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … November 14, 2020
The campaign spent months building a legal apparatus to contest close elections. Then along came the former New York City mayor.Rudi in drag…a complicated person
President Donald Trump’s senior campaign aides were gathered in their headquarters Saturday morning when word emerged that Rudy Giuliani would be holding a news conference in the parking lot of a Philadelphia landscaping business.
They knew that meant trouble.
..But Giuliani plowed ahead anyway, delivering a conspiracy-filled rant that undercut the legal strategy the president’s advisers had meticulously mapped out in the run-up to the election.
…Campaign officials described the episode as disastrous, saying it scared off many of the lawyers they spent months recruiting, who now no longer wanted to be involved.
…“I can’t imagine that a rational person” in the general public “wouldn’t be adversely affected by the way he (Giuliani) conducts himself,” said Barry Richard, who represented George W. Bush in the 2000 Florida recount.
…Republican officials said they viewed Trump’s decision to promote Giuliani as an implicit acknowledgment that his legal options are closing and a sign that he’s determined to go out guns blazing.