Did Rudy Strike Out With Georgia Grand Jury?

The New York Times reports that Robert Costello, one of Rudy Giuliani's attorneys, has told the media that he has been informed that Giuliani is a target (not a witness or a subject) of the grand jury investigation into Trump and his advisors and lawyers attempts to overturn the Georgia election results in 2016.

One of Mr. Giuliani’s lawyers, Robert Costello, said in an interview that he was notified on Monday that his client was a target. Being so identified does not guarantee that a person will be indicted; rather, it usually means that prosecutors believe an indictment is possible, based on evidence they have seen up to that point.

How does Rudy get out of an indictment? He can testify (and risk a perjuryor obstruction of justice charge if they have evidence he lied to the grand jury). It worked for Karl Rove (who had a great lawyer in Robert Luskin). Rove testified four times before the grand jury investigating the leak of the identity of CIA Agent Valerie Plame. [More...]

Is it too late for Rudy to sing for his supper?
Who will he pin the dirty work on?

It's too late for a pardon -- even there is a signed and dated one buried in the box with Roger Stone clemency documents in that storage closet at Mar-a-Lago, if it wasn't publicly filed while Trump still had a desk in the Oval Office, I doubt it would be valid. He no longer has authority to file anything as (Un)-President.

Rudy should have known the gig was up when he ended up at a gardening store named the Four Seasons in Philadelphia (rather than the hotel with the same name) and had to give his last (or one of his last) pressers from Trump from the parking lot.

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    Great image in you post (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 05:03:12 PM EST
    I have always thought Rudy would toss anyone including Donald under the bus to stay out of jail.
    If it ever came to that.
    It might be to late for that.  The think the DOJ pretty much has Donald under the bus already.

    Maybe gonna get crowded under there.

    Also, aren't these state charges? (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Yman on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 07:29:44 PM EST
    So sorry, Rudy and pals.  No presidential pardons for you!

    The (none / 0) (#2)
    by FlJoe on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 05:50:28 PM EST
    first one to sing gets the ring, anybody heard from Mark Meadows lately?

    How much would it even help any (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 06:15:15 PM EST
    prosecution to have Rudy as a witness?  Unless he actually has some kind of hard evidence, which I guess is possible, who would believe a word he says.

    probably would not be helpful (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Aug 16, 2022 at 12:27:17 AM EST
    if as some believe, he tried to use the defense of he doesn't remember because he's a little wacko. The government could hardly put on a witness who told them he's a little wacko and ask a jury to find the person credible.

    But who knows if that's really what Rudy tried to sell them. He also could have tried to sell them the Brooklyn Bridge. (/snark)


    Remember this (2019) (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 06:21:45 PM EST
    I think his insurance policy has expired (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by MO Blue on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 06:42:39 PM EST
    now that Trump does not hold the pardon pen.

    Also, I think if Rudy has insurance, Trump would have given him a get out of jail free card before he left office.


    Hope (none / 0) (#7)
    by FlJoe on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 07:44:58 PM EST
    he uses a radiation dector before he chugs his morning Bloody Mary.

    Good idea (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 08:11:31 PM EST
    I was thinking that it's Trump who should have a really good food taster.

    The republicans who think are beginning to see the bottom of the barrel I bet.

    I just read the republican Senate financers are taking big bucks away from a bunch of Trump Senate candidates.  Basically cutting them loose.

    If we keep the Senate they will hate it and blame Trump.  If we keep the house they will hate that much more.  And if he really tries to run for the nomination while under indictment, he would probably win the nomination more easily under indictment, they are going to start thinking about 2nd amendment solutions.

    And try to blame us.


    This (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 08:14:39 PM EST

    GOP Campaign Arm Slashes TV Ad Buys in 3 States
    August 15, 2022 at 3:55 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 226 Comments

    "The Republicans' Senate campaign committee has slashed its television ad reservations in three critical battleground states for the fall, a likely sign of financial troubles headed into the peak of the 2022 midterm election season," the New York Times reports.

    "The National Republican Senatorial Committee has cut more than $5 million in Pennsylvania, including its reservations in the Philadelphia media market."

    "Reservations in Wisconsin, in the Madison and Green Bay markets, have also been curtailed, by more than $2 million. And in Arizona, all reservations after Sept. 30 have been cut in Phoenix and Tucson, the state's only two major media markets, amounting to roughly $2 million more."

    Well, GOP ads in Madison (none / 0) (#10)
    by Towanda on Mon Aug 15, 2022 at 10:50:17 PM EST
    were a ridiculous waste of funds.

    But giving up in Green Bay is interesting. It is very purple -- as is Wisconsin, of course, unlike the other states abandoned. I hope this means that GOP internals see something not yet noted elsewhere.