After a series of disastrous interviews with Sean Hannity, Fox & Friends, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Jeanine Pirro, and ABC News, among others, Rudy Giuliani — President Trump’s new lead attorney — has acknowledged he has no idea what he’s talking about.
The admission comes after Giuliani repeatedly discussed the Mueller investigation and the legal issues surrounding the Stormy Daniels case in detail on national television, revealing new information and providing comments that legal experts viewed as damaging.
In a new interview with CBS News, Giuliani says it will take him quite a while to get up to speed on the legal case:
Giuliani told CBS News it will take up to three weeks for him to get fully up to speed on the facts of the investigation and be prepared to engage in formal negotiations with the special counsel about the terms of a possible interview with Mr. Trump.
Giuliani told Reid that he and the president’s legal team continue to be in communication with the special counsel, but that he wants to have a better sense of the facts before engaging in formal negotiations about a possible interview.
Giuliani’s admission mirrors Trump’s public comments last Friday. “He started yesterday. He will get his facts straight,” Trump told reporters. “Virtually everything that’s been said has been said incorrectly.”
Giuliani subsequently issued a statement that tried to walk back much of what he had said in the previous 48 hours. But Trump’s public rebuke did not end Giuliani’s media tour, which continued through the weekend.
Now there are reports that Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with Giuliani’s bumbling performances and is considering sidelining him from media interviews. Still, Giuliani is not likely to be fired and continues to play a critical role in Trump’s legal strategy. According to CNN, Trump and Giuliani will still ultimately decide if Trump agrees to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.