Rudy Giuliani will not honor the Lincoln project with an answer. He refuses to pollute himself by responding to her demand for preservation and the threat of an impending defamation trial. The president’s lawyer would never bend so low.
“I’m going to write you a letter back telling you that I will not reply to your letter because you are making this rather sketchy, defamatory allegation about an illicit act I have committed,” he told Steve Bannon.
It does not matter.
During Giuliani’s last appearance on Bannon’s talk show, he accused the Lincoln Project of planning the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6 and disguised himself as a Trump supporter to incite violence. That’s exactly the charge that sparked the nasty gram of the group’s attorney, Caplin & Drysdale’s Matthew Sanderson. He warns: “You have until Wednesday, February 3rd, to withdraw your statement completely and to apologize publicly to The Lincoln Project. Refuse at your own risk. “
So it is only fitting that Giuliani should return to the crime scene to defend himself.
“So I wrote back to him, ‘You know, son, I’ve represented the Dow Jones, Barrons, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Daily News. I did this for a living. And you made a classic mistake, ”he raged.
Never get involved in land war in Asia!
Oh sorry, we never wanted to go up against a Sicilian when death was at stake!
Was just a joke.
“At the very end of the letter, you claimed I defamed the Lincoln Project. Except for the first seven paragraphs of the letter, you’ve defamed me at least four or five times, ”he really said.
What’s better than “I know it’s you, but what am I?” But only marginally.
To the extent that this claim is rooted in objective reality (always a delicate matter with our Roodles), he is likely talking about this description of his part in the insurrection:
You have told your zealots what to do. You listened. They destroyed. They terrorized. You hurt yourself. They killed.
You are responsible for an armed occupation of the US Capitol and an uprising against the United States. You are responsible for our nation’s first non-peaceful transfer of power since the civil war. You are responsible for 140 injured Capitol Police. You are responsible for five dead Americans. They caused a riot on January 6th and then stepped back to watch. Your immediate reaction to the horrific scene that day was to call fleeing senators to ask them to further extend the vote counting delay that you assisted in making it. This is a tell-tale act that the public only knows about because they can’t operate a smartphone.
Good. There is the.
Now, as we are in the fourteenth month of 2020, we will be subjected to months of great movements through a pack of aging silverbacks, at the end of which judgment will tell everyone to go away and ponder their sins.
Credit for the job!
Rudy Giuliani replied to the threat to the Lincoln project: “I’ll write you a letter back and tell you that I will not reply to your letter.” [Law & Crime]
Elizabeth Dye lives in Baltimore, where she writes on law and politics.