Giuliani Tries To Clean Up 'Truth Isn't Truth' Comment

Cristina Cross
August 20, 2018

"People who lie are held accountable", he continued.

Giuliani made the original comment in the context of whether President Trump should sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he wasn't trying to make an existential point about the meaning of veracity when he declared "truth isn't truth".

Nah, he just meant sometimes truth can't be determined because of the classic "he said, she said puzzle". You, you told me, you, you asked me, you know, did they show an intention to do anything with Russians?

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"The double-speak that is being used by folks on Trump's legal team - and Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in "Handmaid's Tale" costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by United States firm: report MORE himself - is really scary stuff", the former GOP communications director added.

Obviously the most attention-grabbing aspect of former NY mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's interview on Sunday's "Meet the Press" was his casual dismissal of the concept of objective reality.

"Don't do this to you?" said Oliver after playing the clip.

Trump says he allowed McGahn and others to testify.

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"I'm not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury", Giuliani said on "Meet the Press". Oliver said. "And why does the White House keep letting him go on TV?"

Giuliani said the Trump campaign "didn't know" that Natalia Veselnitskaya "was a representative of the Russian government" or even Russian. And Todd, wise to the ways of modern media, correctly predicted it would become a "bad meme".

Although Trump has insisted he would cooperate with Mueller and field questions from his team of investigators, the president's own legal counsel has reportedly been less keen on the idea.

"Truth is truth", NBC host Chuck Todd remarked during Sunday's interview.

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In fact, in context, the most absurd position Rudy's taken lately isn't that "truth isn't truth" but that he and Trump are happy to chat with Mueller about collusion (just not obstruction of justice).

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