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Old July 10th, 2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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Giuliani being Giuliani

I can't give you the link because not only is WaPo behind a paywall, but when you go to the link, you just get a generic WaPo address. But it is up on twitter that:

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NEW: While serving as Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani is drawing checks from foreign countries and officials and MEK, an Iranian exile group. He says it's unrelated to Trump. But does it blur lines?
Does that stink or what?
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Old July 10th, 2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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Everything about Trump and his hijinks stink.
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Old July 10th, 2018, 11:49 AM   #3
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I can't give you the link because not only is WaPo behind a paywall, but when you go to the link, you just get a generic WaPo address. But it is up on twitter that:



Does that stink or what?
when i see Rudy i think "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

He even looks like the pitiful Golum, looking for his precious while serving Sauron.

(The part of Sauron in this come to life fantasy in the Ring Master himself, Donald J Trump.)
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Old July 10th, 2018, 11:52 AM   #4
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when i see Rudy i think "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

He even looks like the pitiful Golum, looking for his precious while serving Sauron.

(The part of Sauron in this come to life fantasy in the Ring Master himself, Donald J Trump.)
That's it. Now that you bring it up, he does look like Gollum. That image is going to stick with me forever.
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I can't give you the link because not only is WaPo behind a paywall, but when you go to the link, you just get a generic WaPo address. But it is up on twitter that:



Does that stink or what?
Not an original thought in the whole thread. Rudy is a NYC politician and lawyer. Are you suggesting that he stinks because he does what most lawyers do? Or are you covering for the massive stink of the NYC govt in general. In Rudys case, when dwelling in a cesspool it's hard not to come a little odiferous. Perhaps that's what you smell. In nature the skunk smells his own stink first.
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Old July 10th, 2018, 12:44 PM   #6
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Here it is:

Rudolph W. Giuliani continues to work on behalf of foreign clients both personally and through his namesake security firm while serving as President Trump’s personal attorney — an arrangement experts say raises conflict of interest concerns and could run afoul of federal ethics laws.

Giuliani said in recent interviews with The Washington Post that he is working with clients in Brazil and Colombia, among other countries, as well as delivering paid speeches for a controversial Iranian dissident group. He has never registered with the Justice Department on behalf of his overseas clients, asserting it is not necessary because he does not directly lobby the U.S. government and is not charging Trump for his services.

His decision to continue representing foreign entities also departs from standard practice for presidential attorneys, who in the past have generally sought to sever any ties that could create conflicts with their client in the White House.

“I’ve never lobbied him on anything,” Giuliani said, referring to Trump. “I don’t represent foreign government in front of the U.S. government. I’ve never registered to lobby.”

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, a legal ethics professor at University of California-Irvine, said it is generally unwise for the president’s lawyer to have foreign business clients because of the high likelihood they will have competing interests.

“I think Rudy believes because he is doing the job pro bono the rules do not apply to him, but they do,” Menkel-Meadow said.
Since Trump hired him in April, Giuliani has repeatedly crossed the lines traditionally followed by presidential lawyers. He has regularly opined on Iran, North Korea and other policy issues outside his purview, while also publicly revealing details about his discussions with his client and with the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which is investigating whether the Trump campaign assisted Russia in interfering with the 2016 election.

Among the clients represented by Giuliani’s consulting firm is the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, whose mayor was a leading figure in Party of Regions, the Russia-friendly political party at the center of the federal conspiracy prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. His firm worked for the mayor in 2018 and is expected to work for him again later this year, Giuliani said in an interview.

His consulting firm has also been hired by cities in Brazil and Colombia looking for new policing strategies and for ways to reduce crime, Giuliani said. He recently returned from a trip to Brazil to meet with clients before leaving for the MEK conference.

Lobbying experts said some of Giuliani’s work for overseas clients is likely to require registration under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), which mandates disclosure to the Justice Department of attempts “to influence U.S. public opinion, policy, and laws” on behalf of foreign entities or individuals. Although violations are punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, the Justice Department has prosecuted only a handful of cases in recent decades.

Then the piece goes on and on about Rudy discussing clients with Trump--did he or didn't he? Trump seems pleased with Guiliani.
Giuliani also defended his work with Kharkiv Mayor Gennady “Gepa” Kernes, who was close to deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych before he fled to Russia and who has since sought to align himself with the new government in Kiev....yadda yada.

Does anyone smell smoke??
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