Trump Not Happy With Giuliani, Demotes Him And Hires More Lawyers For His Fight Against Congress

Pro tip for Donnie: It doesn't actually matter who your lawyers are.


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It looks like Donald Trump has finally realized that his legal battles can’t be won on television alone. While PR has definitely resonated with Trump’s base — who inexplicably believe the constantly-repeated lie that the Mueller Report somehow clears Trump of any wrongdoing — it’s not working so well when it comes to his ragtag legal team of Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani.

Sekulow, of course, was just implicated in the crime of altering or assisting in the alteration of Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress regarding how long Trump pursued a deal with the Russian government to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen had testified that the effort came to a halt in January of 2016, when in fact it extended well into June, after Mr. Trump had clinched the Republican nomination for President.

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Rudy Giuliani, once known as “America’s Mayor” shortly after 9/11 for his steadfast resolve and leadership in what was a very difficult time, has devolved into somewhat of a caricature of himself, often leading viewers and pundits to question whether he’s perhaps been drinking or under the influence of medication during media appearances. The first of Giuliani’s major missteps was his accidental admission on live television that the money Trump’s former lawyer Cohen had paid to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal had been reimbursed to him by the President, making the exchange at the very least an illegal campaign contribution.

It boggles the mind, in fact, that Trump has kept Giuliani onboard as long as he has — in fact, he still actually works for the President — after a series of blunders that would have landed anyone but a President completely shielded by complicit Republican Senators in prison a long time ago.

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Trump’s new lawyers, William Consovoy, Patrick Strawbridge, Marc Mukasey, and Stefan Passantino, are known to be far more versed in actual litigation than were Fox News favorites Sekulow and Giuliani. But with federal judges already knocking down their attempts to block congressional subpoenas, the new guys seem to be running into the same difficulty as Trump’s former squad: He’s guilty as hell.

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