Sunday, May 6, 2018

Possibly The Dumbest Suggestion I've Ever Heard

Rudy Giuliani, from a story in the Washington Post:

"Giuliani says Trump doesn’t have to comply with a Mueller subpoena and could invoke the Fifth Amendment...

President Trump would not have to comply with a subpoena issued by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and could invoke the Fifth Amendment if he does sit down with him, one of his lawyers said Sunday.

“We don’t have to” comply with a subpoena, Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor who recently joined Trump’s legal team, said in an interview on ABC News’s “This Week.” “He’s the president of the United States. We can assert the same privileges other presidents have.”

A little unclear there whether Rudy is saying that other Presidents "have" this privilege, or that other Presidents have used the privilege.  As far as I can recall, no other president has actually ever pleaded the fifth, as they call it, in our country's history.

And it should be noted that not only other Presidents,  but mob bosses, serial killers, and in fact every person on earth has the privilege to refuse to testify because it might incriminate them.

There-see how easy it is, as demonstrated by Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo during the 1951 Kefauver hearings.

Naturally, there are few spectacles I would rather see than the ignorant jackass Trump spending two public hours trying to lie his way out of his corruption and treason, but as some sort of consolation prize, I will take his pleading the fifth amendment, as long as it is in public and on camera, showing as much respect for our American legal system as that displayed by Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo.

Unless maybe he'd like to utilize another successful legal stragegy, employed by Enron head Ken Lay before his sentencing:  "I'm dead.  So fuck you, what are you going to do about it now."


Infidel753 said...

Ever since Giuliani got involved in Trump's Three Stooges legal team, it's been obvious that he's a few ants short of a picnic. 9/11 was quite a few years ago now. Maybe Alzheimer's is taking its toll.

If Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo could plead the Fifth, of course Donald "Big Orange Roughy" Trump can do the same. But Giuliani should be honest enough to say "We can assert the same privileges other organized-crime bosses have".

Nimrod said...

Green Eagle,

I suggest you help me in a fundraising exercise.

You try to break this guy's world record. I sell the tickets because there have to be people who want to see you hit your head against 52 watermelons and 282 walnuts.

All proceeds go to my bank account.

[Does that out-stupid Giuliani?]