Rudy Giuliani, the imprudent advocate of Donald Trump

The former mayor of New York, who became Donald Trump's council, has swamped several state affairs.

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Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer, at the White House (Washington), May 30, 2018. LEAH MILLIS / REUTERS

The impeachment battle of Donald Trump promises to test the strength of a defense, his own. But the suddenness of the Ukrainian saga, which began just two months ago by a telephone conversation in which the President of the United States asked his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of one of his opponents , Joe Biden, has for the moment highlighted its limits.

They are symbolized for the moment by the former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, who became the council of the President of the United States and who was publicly involved in the Ukrainian file. Ubiquitous on television screens since the publication of an article of the Washington Post who revealed the case, on September 18, the former prosecutor, aged 75, has multiplied the lurching.

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In an interview with CNN the following day, he spectacularly confirmed that he had asked the Ukrainian authorities to investigate the Biden family, only a few seconds after he had denied it with energy. Four days later, in front of a flabby Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, Rudy Giuliani assured that he had made this move at the request of the administration.

" I never spoke to a Ukrainian official until the State Department called me and asked me to do it ", he said, before brandishing a mobile phone containing the evidence of such communications, according to him. An assertion that might suggest, if it were to be confirmed, that his client, Donald Trump, mobilized the services of the federal state, and therefore the taxpayer's money, for political ends.

" Shut up ! "

On Tuesday night, September 24th, again invited by Laura Ingraham, Rudy Giuliani won against an opponent, calling him " dumbass ". " Shut up ! "he repeated several times, indifferent to the reminders to the order of his host. The Washington Post had described, in an article published earlier, the activism of the president's lawyer and in particular his steps to obtain the eviction of the ambassador of the United States in Kiev, Marie L. Yovanovitch, a career diplomat relieved of his duties in May.

He accused her of having participated, according to him, in a conspiracy to harm Donald Trump. "It should be part of the investigation as part of the collusion", said at Washington Post the former mayor who affirmed, against all evidence, that the diplomat now works for (George the philanthropist) Soros ", A frequent target of the President of the United States.


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