“I am being treated like the head of a drug cartel”
Who said it? Why, Rudy Colludy (and team) said it.
Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani slammed prosecutors on Monday for secretly obtaining electronic access to the former New York City mayor’s accounts—likening the operation that resulted in the April 28 FBI raid of his home and office to that of a drug cartel takedown.
“Unfortunately for Giuliani, and even more unfortunately for the attorney-client privilege and executive deliberation privilege, and the public’s perception that those privileges are real, the SDNY simply chose to treat a distinguished lawyer as if he was the head of a drug cartel or a terrorist, in order to create maximum prejudicial coverage of both Giuliani, and his most well-known client—the former President of the United States,” the letter filed Monday on behalf of Giuliani states.Daily Beast
Rudy also claimed that his “trial by combat” quote didn’t mean what you think. He says he didn’t “literally call for an insurrection,” when in fact that is literally what he did.
Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani — who exhorted Trump supporters in Washington on the day of the Capitol riot to “have trial by combat” — are now arguing that he wasn’t literally advocating for an insurrection over the 2020 election results.
The assertion comes in Giuliani’s response to a lawsuit filed by Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell seeking to hold Giuliani, former President Donald Trump and others accountable for inciting the violent siege on January 6 at the US Capitol.
In a court filing Monday, Giuliani wrote that his words to Trump supporters were “hyperbolic.” The former New York City mayor also said in his court filing that the core of the insurrection was orchestrated by pro-Trump extremist groups to whom he had no connection.
“Plaintiff (Swalwell) would have the Court believe that what the FBI has been unable to do — tie Defendants to a vast conspiracy to mastermind the attack on the Capitol — Plaintiff will accomplish through this litigation. This is simply too far-fetched and outlandish to pass the plausibility standard of the law,” Giuliani’s court argument said.CNN
This gaslighting bullshit Trump has perfected has got to stop. The problem is, most Trumpists believe this bullshit.