Rudy Giuliani Just Chose a Very Funny Time to Tell the Truth

Trump is not going to like it.

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Michael Cohen’s client Donald Trump recently tapped Rudy Giuliani to be on his legal team, and tonight America’s Mayor went on the television show of Michael Cohen’s other client, Sean Hannity. The results weren’t great! Here’s how The Huffington Post put it:

In a sweeping interview on Fox News Wednesday night, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said President Donald Trump had repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen for his $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election.

“It’s going to turn out to be perfectly legal; that money was not campaign money,” Giuliani, Trump’s new lead attorney regarding issues related to the special counsel’s Russia investigation, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“Sorry, I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know,” Giuliani continued, saying that the payment was “funneled through a law firm, and then the president repaid it.”

Cohen has repeatedly said that he just paid the money himself out of the goodness of his heart or something, and Trump said last month that he knew nothing about it so oops?

You should watch the clip. Sean Hannity is all:

With good reason. If the president structured payments to Cohen over a period of time, as Giuliani suggested, “that’s a serious, serious problem,” Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti told MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell in the immediate aftermath of the Fox appearance, raising the possibility that repayments could have been designed to avoid campaign finance scrutiny.

Watch the clip below:

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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