A bombshell about Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has just dropped and Trump’s team is frantically trying to find the best way to respond to it. This, of course, resulted in embarrassment like always.
It was just reported that Manafort pleaded guilty on two counts and stated that he would be cooperating with federal prosecutors. The counts involve participating in a conspiracy against the United States (including money laundering, tax fraud, and many other things) and obstruction of justice. However, it’s the cooperation part that has Trump’s legal team in a fury to make a statement.
The worst possible person Trump could have trusted to make a hurried statement was former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani. Ever since Giuliani was brought onto Trump’s legal team, he’s botched every single appearance, interview, and statement — only resulting in the president looking worse. Today was no different. Giuliani has already responded — twice, because his first try wasn’t good enough. Reacting to the news, Giuliani said:
Once again an investigation has concluded with a plea having nothing to do with President Trump or the Trump campaign. The reason: the President did nothing wrong and Paul Manafort will tell the truth.”
ABC: Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Manafort: “Once again an investigation has concluded with a plea having nothing to do with President Trump or the Trump campaign. The reason: the President did nothing wrong and Paul Manafort will tell the truth. pic.twitter.com/KYOlCoiLN4
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 14, 2018
However, his statement was quickly revised to appear without the line “and Paul Manafort will tell the truth.” This, of course, left everyone perplexed:
Rudy Giuliani issued a statement to media saying, “and Paul Manafort will tell the truth” only to reissue a second statement minutes later omitting that line. He is the most terrible publicist slash lawyer ever.
— rebkah howard (@pink_funk) September 14, 2018
NEW: Rudy Giuliani has changed his statement on Manafort.
He first said Manafort will tell the truth. Now he omits that from the statement.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) September 14, 2018
Once again, Giuliani humiliates Trump with his carelessness. Just a few days ago, Giuliani stated that he wasn’t worried about a potential plea from Manafort, because the former campaign manager had nothing bad on Trump. Now, we’re about to see if that was actually true.
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