Trump Regime

It’s A Grift

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Although former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has purportedly overseen Trump's failed legal campaign against the results of the presidential election, he has not personally been involved in actually litigating cases until now.

Even though he hasn't argued a case in court since the 1990s, Giuliani filed for participation in today's court hearing in Pennsylvania -- a hearing that is taking place as I write this -- and now it's clear why he would do that.

Rudy isn't going to win, but he may be paid a lot of money for it in any case. He reportedly asked the Trump campaign to pay him $20,000 per day.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has helped oversee a string of failed court challenges to President Trump’s defeat in the election, asked the president’s campaign to pay him $20,000 a day for his legal work, multiple people briefed on the matter said.

The request stirred opposition from some of Mr. Trump’s aides and advisers, who appear to have ruled out paying that much, and it is unclear how much Mr. Giuliani will ultimately be compensated.

Since Mr. Giuliani took over management of the legal effort, Mr. Trump has suffered a series of defeats in court and lawyers handling some of the remaining cases have dropped out.

A $20,000-a-day rate would have made Mr. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who has been Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer for several years, among the most highly compensated attorneys anywhere.

Reached for comment, Rudy denied that he asked for that much, but he also refused to say how much he's going to be paid for showing his ass in court and eroding public trust in democracy.

I think we can say with absolute confidence that even if he's paid a single dollar, it will still be more than he deserves.

We can't confidently say he'll actually be paid, however, if it's true that he's relying on Trump's word.

“I never asked for $20,000,” said Mr. Giuliani, saying the president volunteered to make sure he was paid after the cases concluded. “The arrangement is, we’ll work it out at the end.”

It's actually difficult for me to imagine what life must be like inside Trumpworld.

There's no way to know which of them is actually your friend and which one is just trying to make a buck off you. There's no way to know which ones would happily stab you in the back for a dollar. Every one of them is corrupt and utterly untrustworthy. There are times when it feels as though they're all locked in a perpetual competition to see who can build the greatest amount of financial or political leverage against everyone close to them. They're all hustling against each other.

  • Christopher Foxx

    There’s no way to know which ones would happily stab you in the back for a dollar.

    Sure there is: If they’re participants in Trumpworld, then they’re one of those ones.

  • muselet

    Yes, of course Rudy Giuliani is grifting as hard as he possibly can (twenty grand a day?), but there’s another, more fundamental reason for him to take point on the Trump campaign’s legal fight: he’s the only one who’ll do it.

    If media reports are correct, Giuliani has stuck his oar in so often that other lawyers who were intending to work on the campaign’s lawsuits have been running for the exits lest they be tainted by Giuliani’s inane ravings.

    If we’re all very lucky, Giuliani’s involvement will speed the rejection of the campaign’s lawsuits in every court in the country.

    –alopecia

    • jonny

      $20K a day is chump change at this level. Thats basically a half million per month, 6 million a year. Uneducated moronic athletes and liberal minded Communist Hollywood make 10X’s that amount for doing what? nothing. So the $20K a day sounds like a lot of money to us real people but its nothing in the scheme of things. Just know that if Biden does indeed becomes the president, we will RESIST him and Camala every step of the way. We will dig deep into the Hunter Biden probe that will cause so much disruption in a Biden presidency that he will either die of a stroke or have to resign from exhaustion. We will IMPEACH Biden on day 1 based on his connection with project Viratas and his China deals and involvement with spying on the Trump campaign in 16. RESIST RESIST RESIST. Get used to it because there are at least 72 million American as pissed off as a rattlesnake. The next 4 years are going to make the last seem petty. Obama, Clinton Biden are all in bed together with the Globalist and China. They are the root of this Great Divide. MAGA

  • jonny

    Listen to Guiliani. He is telling the truth. There has been fraud in this election! We need a re-vote June 2021. Both sides count and agree with the method of counting and be done with it.

    • muselet

      In order: I’d rather not, thanks all the same. No, he isn’t. No, there hasn’t (if you really believe there has been, prove it). No, we don’t; besides which, a redo is blatantly unconstitutional. And states run elections, not campaigns.

      But hey, thanks for playing.

      –alopecia

      • jonny

        What do you know about dominion? Why did Dems race to the courts s few weeks before the election change election rules? Why would they erase the requirement to sign date and post mark their mailin ballots? Why do mail in voters get an extension of time past nov3 while in person closes 8pm not 801? To many suspicions and questions? It smells to high heaven.

        • muselet

          Asking a bunch of random whatabout? questions is not proof of anything, you know, and I have no intention of spending the time and effort necessary to fisk your comment.

          A few things:

          • No Secretary of State of any state, Red or Blue, has said there was widespread or systematic voter fraud. There were a very few instances of human error in tabulating votes, but those were promptly caught and corrected.

          • The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, the part of the Department of Homeland Security which oversees US election security, has declared, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

          • Again I say, states run their own elections. The rules vary from state to state. For example, in California, a ballot postmarked on election day will be counted if the county registrar of voters (or the equivalent) receives the ballot within 17 days. Other states have different time limits. There’s nothing nefarious going on, it’s a recognition that even in the best of times the Postal Service can get bogged down.

          The November 2020 election was run very well. You just don’t like the result. That sucks, but being a grown-up means dealing maturely with disappointment.

          Have a very nice rest of your day.

          –alopecia

          • jonny

            Regardless you have your typical liberal talking points down pat .1 error or 1 dishonest fraud means there is more.
            Sin is sin and error error America deserves a fair and legal election. This election was not . If you are so positive China Joe won fairly lets re vote with fair and agreed rules. If sleepy Joe wins then we know the people have spoken. Prove there wasnt voter fraud

          • muselet

            No matter how many times you repeat the word “fraud,” the 2020 general election was fair and legal, full stop. If you were to provide evidence that fraud occurred, I’d happily examine that evidence with an open mind. You haven’t done so, and neither have Donald Trump’s lawyers.

            Again, the Constitution doesn’t allow do-overs.

            And as for your last point, search the internet with the keywords “burden of proof fallacy.”

            Have a very nice rest of your day.

            –alopecia

          • jonny

            Exactly! That was the plan all along. As it is next to impossible to prove there is voter irregularities with the way the rules and Dominion were set up. Trump has an uphill battle and only by the grace of God can this fall in his favor. I can promise you this however regardless of the outcome there will be civil war. Americans will not roll over and walk away and allow our country to be stolen by the globalists China. We are willing to die for our liberties. More than half the country believes in their 2nd amendment right and own over 400 million guns. Its going to be a very merry Christmas

      • Christopher Foxx

        Why are you engaging with a troll, and such an obvious one at that? What do you really hope to achieve?

        • muselet

          1) I had a few minutes to spare.

          2) I’ve engaged with apparent trolls before and gotten civil responses. Didn’t happen this time, which wasn’t a big surprise given his profile (lots of comments on Dead Andy), but it was worth a shot.

          –alopecia

          • Christopher Foxx

            I disagree. Engaging with a troll is never worth a shot.
            If their first comment is clearly trollish, it’s not going to get better if you give the the attention they’re looking for.

          • muselet

            We’ll have to agree to disagree.

            –alopecia

          • Christopher Foxx

            Do we? 🙂