When President Donald Trump has a problem, he calls former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. During the Ukraine case in 2019, his lawyer friend traveled to Europe in search of he-promised shattering testimony against Hunter Biden, the son of the future Democratic presidential candidate. In vain … the House of Representatives voted to impeach the American president, an impeachment procedure that ended in February with an acquittal in the Senate.
During the American presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani once again tried to destabilize the opposing camp, by claiming, for example, to have compromising information coming from the hard drive of a computer belonging to Hunter Biden. The affair hit the nail on the head again. Worse, the press has learned that US intelligence suspects Moscow of attempting to use Giuliani to spread its disinformation to the president’s ears.
These failures do not matter. Donald Trump, beaten by Joe Biden who will be inaugurated president on January 20, has entrusted his right-hand man with the management of his post-electoral appeals. To demonstrate the “massive fraud” of which the Democrats would have been guilty, Rudy Giuliani claimed no less than 20,000 dollars per day (approximately 16,500 euros), according to the New York Times.
Sweat and suspicious noises
But the ex-prosecutor, who sued New York mob bosses in the 1980s, hadn’t set foot in federal court since the late 20th century. Unsurprisingly, he suffered failure after failure, despite about thirty appeals filed. Giuliani didn’t have any credible evidence to back up his fraud charges. His success actually lies elsewhere: with the media spotlight, he managed to discredit the American electoral process and tarnish the legitimacy of the future Biden presidency. First beneficiary of the operation? Donald Trump, who maintains his grip on the Republican camp.
But to attract the light towards him, Rudy Giuliani had to give a little of himself. Several humiliating episodes have followed one another in recent weeks. Saturday, November 7, the president warns his Twitter followers that a press conference will take place at the “Four Seasons” in Philadelphia. Journalists imagine a meeting in a luxury hotel in the city center. They are disillusioned when Giuliani and his colleagues speak in front of the “Four Seasons Total Landscaping”, a garden center wedged between a crematorium and a sex shop in an industrial district of the city!
Thursday, November 19, during another press conference in Washington where he recites eccentric conspiracy theories on the election, Rudy Giuliani sweats profusely, so that his hair dye is dripping down his temples. The image made the buzz, as did the suspicious sound it seemed to emit during a hearing in Michigan in early December… While he spoke for four hours on the microphone, two noises of flatulence echoed very close to the ‘lawyer.
“The Mayor of America” in the hospital
The comic is never far from the tragic with Rudy Giuliani. Sunday, December 6, two days before the deadline imposed on the American states to certify their results and to name the grand voters who will appoint, on January 14, Joe Biden as the new president of the United States, Donald Trump announces that his friend, who did not respect health precautions, contracted Covid-19. At 76, he is one of the cases at risk and is hospitalized in Washington.
The outgoing president wished him a speedy recovery, with tribute to the support: in his eyes of New Yorkers, Rudy Giuliani had been between 1994 and 2001, “the greatest mayor in the history” of the city, even if “What he is doing now (the contestation of the electoral results, Editor’s note) is more important, he himself will admit ”. Immediately after 9/11, the man received a standing ovation for his leadership, so much so that he was called the “mayor of America”. Whether this moniker will survive his recent exploits remains to be seen.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr