Giuliani Sounds Off Again to CNN’s Dana Bash: ‘I Am Not Lying for the President’


Rudy Giuliani‘s whirlwind of interviews continued today. He spoke to CNN’s Dana Bash to clear a few things up after his interview with The New Yorker yesterday.

Bash said Giuliani again clarified his comments about the Trump Tower Moscow discussions. She revealed she asked him if he’s getting a sense from POTUS or others on the legal team “whether or not they think it might be time for him to take a break for a while.”

Giuliani’s response was “I don’t think so. I don’t get that sense.”

Brooke Baldwin asked if Giuliani thinks “he’s being clear.” Bash said Giuliani conceded he may be too lawyerly about this, but ultimately…

“He actually doesn’t care, Brooke. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about the political fallout with regard to Rudy Giuliani. What he says he is focused on, and I believe this, is making sure that the president is on terra firma legally and trying to understand the political waters. He says he’s not doing this, but in the past he has churned the political waters or taken some harpoons in preparation for things to come out later. In this case he’s not doing that, but that is his sensibility and, you know, people are looking at––is he confused, what’s he doing? He understands the situation and he doesn’t seem to really care.”

One part of the New Yorker interview getting attention is when Giuliani was asked about his legacy and said in response, “Absolutely. I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’ Somehow, I don’t think that will be it. But, if it is, so what do I care?”

As Bash noted, he was joking there, and she shared this comment of his:

“I am not lying for the president. The reason I said that is everybody is concerned with legacy. I can’t figure out why because you don’t get a chance to––whatever you do in life––you don’t get a chance to shape the way people see it later, so you do what you think is right.”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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