Following the acquittal of President Trump in his impeachment trial earlier this month, four federal prosecutors resigned from the case against Roger Stone after the Justice Department recommended reduced sentencing guidelines for the former Trump associate. Stone had been accused of obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering, and, had been recommended a seven to nine-year sentence.
The President’s attorney and former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, joined The Cats Roundtable to say that beyond the posturing, it’s not in the best interest of Democrats to try to impeach the President again.
“That didn’t work out well for them,” Giuliani pointed out. “Democrats are going to be concerned with the election rather than legislation,” he added, highlighting the comments of “hitmen” like Representatives, Jerry Naddler and Adam Schiff’s calls for further subpoenas into the President.
He said that the sentence for Roger Stone, changed by William Barr, was one more injustice brought on by the uproar and attacks on Trump’s presidency.
“These people are out of control,” Giuliani told The Cats Roundtable, while railing the media for failing to “act as a watchdog,” due to their partisanship and their responding to the criticism of Trump’s tweeting about the case; Giulani defends that it’s in the President’s right to give his opinion.
“The President runs the Justice Department,” Giuliani explained. “The President can tell the Attorney General what to do—it’s his authority.” Though customarily the President takes a backseat, the “outrageous” sentence guidelines for Stone warranted the President’s input; it was proposed that the President could have waited however, as Barr would have “come to that conclusion himself.”
With the Democratic Primaries running on all cylinders, Giuliani thinks Amy Klobuchar or Mike Bloomberg are likely to take the nomination, but doubted Bloomberg’s sincerity with voters.
“The only one I see there who’s a good candidate is Klobuchar,” he told The Cats Roundtable. “Klobuchar could pull it out—or maybe they will go to Mike.”
Bloomberg, a former Republican, has garnered flack for his support and then pulled back from Stop and Frisk, a New York City policy many criticized for discriminating against minorities.
“What is this stuff that he’s condemning Stop and Frisk?” Giuliani balked, pointing out Bloomberg’s twelve-year implementation of the policy.
“He was one-hundred percent in favor of the program,” Giuliani explained, going on that Bloomberg was responsible for letting the program “run out of control.”
Bloomberg’s wish-washing on his own decisions will work its own way out, Giuliani believes. “I don’t like when people do that,” Giuliani told The Cats Roundtable, reflecting that when he ran for president, he didn’t change his position on his previous policies like Bloomberg, though admits some have told him his defense of policies such as Stop and Frisk might have cost him the presidency.
“Well, I’m not sure they did—but at least I still feel good about myself,” Giuliani said.