Here's Why the Liberal Media Got Scalped with Their Rudy Giuliani Coverage

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Posted: May 09, 2021 12:45 PM
Here's Why the Liberal Media Got Scalped with Their Rudy Giuliani Coverage

Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

I mean this is par for the course now. The establishment press cannot do their jobs—at all. It’s not just Trump now. It’s a cumulative effect. Whether it’s police shootings, hate crimes, sexual assaults, or Donald Trump, the list of topics where they’re just abjectly terrible at their jobs has reached a crisis point post-2016. The hate crime hoaxes are covered, but the spat of crimes against Asians are not. Why? It can’t possibly be because most of the folks who are assaulting Asians aren’t white, can it? That doesn’t fit the narrative that white people are evil, and Donald Trump put them up to it. It doesn’t fit so ignore it. We know after the Duke Lacrosse and University of Virginia fiascos, both of which might be some of the worst examples of journalism in recent memory on this subject, that the press can’t cover rapes right. We know they all manufactured the lie about Russian collusion, so I’m am not shocked at all that their coverage of Rudy Giuliani’s residence being raid by the Feds had to undergo major surgery. 

Katie wrote about it. The FBI paid the former New York City mayor a visit on April 28:

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the New York City apartment of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani Wednesday. His office was also searched. FBI agents took documents and electronics reportedly related to his work and dealings with Ukraine businessmen in 2019 and before the 2020 presidential election against former Vice President Joe Biden. Federal investigators are allegedly looking for evidence Giuliani failed to register as a foreign agent.

FARA? All this over FARA? And the best part is that a host of publications had to eat pavement over their lie that Giuliani and One America News was warned by the FBI about Russians targeting them for disinformation. It was an attempt to inject a shot of adrenaline into the corpse of the Russian collusion narrative. It failed. The sourcing on all of this was garbage, just like the original Trump-Kremlin collusion myth. These people never learn (via NY Post):

The Times appended their correction to a story about the role Giuliani may have played in the 2019 recall of ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch and whether he received a warning from the FBI about Russian disinformation.

“An earlier version of this article misstated whether Rudolph W. Giuliani received a formal warning from the F.B.I. about Russian disinformation. Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a so-called defensive briefing,” The Times wrote Saturday in a note attached to the piece.

The Washington Post’s correction, on a story about prominent Americans being targeted by Russian disinformation, was similar.

“An earlier version of this story, published Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News was warned by the FBI that it was the target of a Russian influence operation,” the paper said.

“That version also said the FBI had provided a similar warning to Rudolph W. Giuliani, which he has since disputed. This version has been corrected to remove assertions that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings.”

NBC News also issued a mea culpa, claiming its reporting was based on a source but that a second source “now says the briefing was only prepared for Giuliani and not delivered to him, in part over concerns it might complicate the criminal investigation of Giuliani. As a result, the premise and headline of the article below have been changed to reflect the corrected information.”

How about not peddling myths and getting the story right? Then again, this is the opposition press. It’s the resistance press. They’re going after Trump and his inner circle post-presidency and are still reckless and sloppy as ever. And therefore no one trusts these guys anymore. 

At the time of publication, Katie also included the statement from Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello:

The Biden department of justice has completely ignored clear evidence (which the FBI has had for over a year) in texts and emails on Hunter Biden’s hard drive of failing to register numerous times as a foreign agent, child pornography, money laundering, and 30 years of the Biden Crime family taking millions and millions in bribes to sell his public offices.

Instead, the Justice Department decided it was a higher priority to serve (at dawn) search warrants for electronics at the home and law office of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

The search warrants involve only one indication of an alleged incident of failure to register as a foreign agent. Mayor Giuliani has not only denied this allegation, but offered twice in the past two years through his attorney Bob Costello to demonstrate that it is entirely untrue. Twice the offer was rejected by the SDNY by stating that while they were willing to listen to anything Mr. Costello had to say, they would not tell Mr. Giuliani or Mr. Costello, the subject matter they wanted him to address.

This contrasts with multiple proven incidences of failure to file as a foreign agent contained on the Biden hard drive which the FBI and the Department of Justice has ignored. You have not seen the home of Hunter Biden raided by the FBI with search warrants.  This behavior of the justice department, enabled by a compliant media, running rough shod over the constitutional rights of anyone involved in, or legally defending,  former President Donald J. Trump is becoming the rule, rather than the exception.

It is also a clear example of a corrupt double standard. One for high level democrats whose blatant crimes are ignored, such as Hilary Clinton, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, and Republicans who are prominent supporters and defenders of President Trump who. are subjected to false charges and procedures used in the past, if at all, in cases involving terrorists and organized criminals.

The electronics taken are, also, replete with material covered by the attorney client privilege and other constitutional privileges. The warrant served on Mr. Giuliani”s law office is another a disturbing example of complete disregard for the attorney client privilege protected by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution. 

Remember the newspaper reports that explained that twice before, the SDNY went to Main Justice to seek permission to obtain a search warrant for Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices and twice before the request was rejected.  What changed?  A new Administration- a new Attorney General.  Were they ever informed of Mr. Costello’s offer?  Was the Judge who signed the search warrant ever informed of Mr. Costello’s offer?  We think not.

Twice, Mr. Giuliani’s counsel offered to sit with the SDNY and demonstrate that Mr. Giuliani’s conduct was lawful. It is outrageous that the Trump Derangement Syndrome has gone so far that hatred has driven this unjustified and unethical attack on the United States Attorney and Mayor who did more to reduce crime than virtually any other in American history. Mr. Giuliani respects the law,  and he can demonstrate that his conduct as a lawyer and a citizen was absolutely legal and ethical.

Of course, I’m sure you will not be surprised that the FBI left behind the only electronics that contain evidence of crimes, the Hunter Biden hard drives. Mayor Giuliani offered them on several occasions,  but the agents steadfastly declined.  Keep in mind that the agents could not read the physical hard drives without plugging them in, but they took Mr. Giuliani’s word that the hard drives were copies of Hunter Biden’s hard drive and did not contain anything pertaining to Mr. Giuliani .  Think about what that tells you.   Their reliance on Mr. Giuliani’s credibility tells you everything you need to know about this case.”