Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, did an interview over Bloody Mary’s with New York Magazine and expanded on a wide array of topics, to include his legacy and just how Jewish George Soros is.
The real question here is why Giuliani would do the interview destined to be billed as “boozy,” and did he really think anything positive would come from it?
In the interview, which took place earlier this month just after Giuliani returned from Ukraine, he claimed former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is “controlled” by Soros.
“He put all four ambassadors there. And he’s employing the FBI agents,” Giuliani said of Soros.
(New York magazine correspondent Olivia Nuzzi said she told the former mayor of New York he “sounded crazy.”)
“Don’t tell me I’m anti-Semitic if I oppose him,” he added. “Soros is hardly a Jew. I’m more of a Jew than Soros is. I probably know more about — he doesn’t go to church, he doesn’t go to religion — synagogue. He doesn’t belong to a synagogue, he doesn’t support Israel, he’s an enemy of Israel. He’s elected eight anarchist DA’s in the United States. He’s a horrible human being.”
With the progressive left having adopted an interesting strategy of attacking anyone who criticizes the billionaire who funds many liberal efforts as an antisemitic, media allies quickly noted that Soros was “a Holocaust survivor from Hungary” in the face of Guiliani’s remark.
For what it’s worth, Soros once said, “I am not a Zionist, nor am I a practicing Jew, but I have a great deal of sympathy for my fellow Jews and a deep concern for the survival of Israel.”
After saying Giuliani believes he is under siege, the victim of a conspiracy to remove Trump from office by going after those affiliated with the president, Giuliani expands on how this may impact his legacy.
“And my attitude about my legacy is ‘F*ck it,'” he said.
Giuliani also commented on the Southern District of New York, which he once ran — at one point he suggested the office was “jealous” of his success in the 80s.
“If they’re investigating me, they’re assholes. They’re absolutely assholes if they’re investigating me,” he said.
Nuzzi takes the time to note that Giuliani is drooling.
“As he spoke, he fixed his gaze straight ahead, rarely turning to make eye contact. she wrote. “When his mouth closed, saliva leaked from the corner and crawled down his face through the valley of a wrinkle. He didn’t notice, and it fell onto his sweater.”
Back to the Southern District of New York, Giuliani went on to say that if he’s being targeted, “Then they really are a Trump-deranged bunch of silly New York liberals.”
“If they think I committed a crime, they’re out of their minds,” he added. “I’ve been doing this for 50 years. I know how not to commit crimes. And if they think I’ve lost my integrity, maybe they’ve lost theirs in their insanity over hating Trump with some of the things they did that I never would’ve tolerated when I was U.S. Attorney.”
After noting that former FBI director James Comey’s daughter is employed at SDNY, Giuliani suggested she may be “bitter.”
“I consider her father a disgrace,” he said, after mistakenly referring to the ex-bureau director as her husband and being corrected. “I’m embarrassed that I hired him. Never seen anyone run the FBI like that.”
If there was a theme at play in the interview, it seemed to be to draw questions about Giuliani’s state of mind, as seen when his ex-wife is mentioned suggesting that he’s an alcoholic, with Nuzzi adding “others anonymously question his mental state.”
To that regard, Giuliani replied sarcastically that he’s “a partier.”
“Oh yeah, yeah — I do a lot of drugs,” he said. “There was one I was addicted to. I’ve forgotten what it is. I don’t know where the drug things come from — I really don’t. The alcohol comes from the fact that I did occasionally drink. I love scotch. I can’t help it. All of the malts. And part of it is cigars — I love to have them with cigars. I’m a partier.”
Giuliani was asked why he trusted business associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.
“They look like Miami people. I know a lot of Miami people that look like that that are perfectly legitimate and act like them,” he said.
“Neither one of them have ever been convicted of a crime,” Giuliani stressed. “Neither one. And generally that’s my cutoff point, because if you do it based on allegations and claims and — you’re not gonna work with anybody.”
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