Rudy Giuliani

Trump Could Try to Replace Sessions with Giuliani

New York Times: “Some close to the president believe he could try to replace Mr. Sessions with Mr. Giuliani in the coming months, although Mr. Giuliani would face an extremely difficult confirmation hearing in the Senate.”

“When Mr. Giuliani sought the secretary of state job, Trump advisers, including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, raised concerns about his business dealings and paid speeches to a shadowy Iranian opposition group that until 2012 was on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations.”

Giuliani Will Join Trump Legal Team

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Trump, told the Washington Post that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe.

Said Giuliani: “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller.”

Trump Mulls Replacing Sessions with Giuliani

President Trump is so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to replace him, Mike Allen reports.

“Giuliani would have a tough time getting 50 Republicans senators to vote to confirm him. He was such an early and ardent Trump backer that he wouldn’t be seen as an independent guardian of the department in these tumultuous times.”

“In fact, the nomination could be seen as Trump throwing gasoline on a fire. And Giuliani’s stop-and-frisk police policy as New York mayor, and clients since then, also would be controversial with many senators.”

Giuliani Says Trump Wanted a ‘Legal’ Muslim Ban

Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that Donald Trump came to him for guidance on implementing a so-called “Muslim ban” and from that, he helped construct the controversial order crippling international travel from predominantly Muslim countries, the New York Daily News reports.

“The ex-NYC mayor said he pitched the ban, not as a religious prohibition, but one focused on danger.

Said Giuliani: “I’ll tell you the whole history of it. When he first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban.’ He called me up, he said ‘put a commission together, show me the right way to do it, legally.'”

Giuliani Says He Was Offered Several Cabinet Posts

Rudy Giuliani said President-elect Donald Trump “didn’t forget about him when forming his administration,” The Hill reports.

Said Giuliani: “He offered me some cabinet positions, which I’m very very thankful for. It just didn’t work out.”

He added: “And at 72 years old, there was only one challenge I thought that really was left for me. The others wouldn’t have been a challenge.”

Giuliani Won’t Get Job In Trump Administration

Rudy Giuliani, a longtime Donald Trump ally, will not be serving in the president-elect’s administration, The Hill reports.

“Giuliani has removed himself from consideration for any position in the new administration, the Trump transition team announced Friday. He was rumored to be in the mix to be secretary of State.”

Politico: “Giuliani had previously publicly campaigned for the post and it was not immediately clear why he had withdrawn. The transition team said that he withdrew on November 29.”

Is Growing List of Candidates Helping Giuliani?

First Read: “Every day, it seems that Donald Trump’s secretary of state list keeps expanding — yesterday was Jon Huntsman’s turn in the spotlight. But here is something to chew on: Is this expanding list all about helping Rudy Giuliani, the original frontrunner for the job? Every time that someone new is examined (whether Huntsman or Mitt Romney or David Petraeus or that Exxon-Mobil CEO), does that help Giuliani’s case?”

What Did Giuliani Know?

The Daily Beast notes that two days before FBI Director James Comey’s announcement last week about new Clinton emails found, Rudy Giuliani hinted at “big surprises” on Fox News:

“I think he’s got a surprise or two that you’re going to hear about in the next few days. I mean, I’m talking about some pretty big surprises. We’ve got a couple of things up our sleeve that should turn this thing around.”

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Giuliani Says Democrats More Likely to Cheat

Rudy Giuliani said that Democrats “are more likely to promote voter fraud than Republicans, citing elections in the cities of Chicago and Philadelphia as examples,” Politico reports.

Said Giuliani: “I’ve found very few situations where Republicans cheat. They don’t control the inner cities the way Democrats do. Maybe if Republicans controlled the inner cities, they’d do as much cheating as Democrats.”

He added: “I’m sorry. Dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans.”

Giuliani Says Trump Would Be Better ‘Than a Woman’

Rudy Giuliani suggested that a man such as Donald Trump would be a better president “than a woman,” according to Politico.

Said Giuliani: “Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her emails.”