This story from CNN is ostensibly a story about how everything Trump and Giuliani touch turns to shit, but there's a brief anecdote buried halfway down that I found bewildering.
A source who spoke to CNN says the only reason Giuliani joined Trump's legal team is because he wasn't "sharp" enough to be secretary of state.
Giuliani was a Trump loyalist during the 2016 presidential campaign who kept his eye on one position -- secretary of state -- but it soon became apparent that he wouldn't get it. A source with knowledge of the President's thinking at the time said Trump passed Giuliani over for the high-profile role because he thought he wasn't as sharp as he used to be.
You know, if you were Trump, would it really be smart to hire someone who isn't sharp enough to be secretary of state to represent you in the most consequential legal case of your life?
Moreover, if Giuliani is "not as sharp as he used to be," should he really be responsible for making your biggest legal decisions moving forward?
Giuliani has given the rest of the legal team pause, two people familiar with the matter say. Since he joined, Giuliani and Trump have maneuvered the strategy separately from everyone else, and are expected to be the two who decide whether Trump will ultimately sit down with Robert Mueller.
What could go wrong?