Send in the clowns, there ought to be clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here Judy Collins Send in the Clowns
Oh, this should be rich. Senate Judiciary committee chair Lindsey Graham (R_Clueless) just tweeted out that he’s extending an invitation to Trump’s personal Nosferaty, Rudy Ghouliani, to testify in front of the committee to “air his concerns.” Apparently, unfettered 24/7 access to FUX News isn’t good enough, this kind of stupidity requires the official Senate imprimatur of approval on it.
But, what could go wrong? Aw shit, I dunno, maybe the fact that the House Intelligence committee has already asked him to come on in for a little coffee and a nosh on nationwide TV? And Ghouliani is going to look like a total douche if he accepts the Senate invitation, and then flips double barrel birds at Schiff. Not to mention the fact that it would draw the veracity of his Senate testimony into question.
But there’s one thing that should be controversy free, the question of whether it’s an “open” or “closed” hearing. Giuliani has no security clearance and he holds no post in the administration, the State Department, or any other arm of government. Ghouliani having access to any classified information would be a security violation for the person who gave it to him. Besides, having The Ghoul Man sitting at a table, drooling down onto his Red Lobster bib, with his eyes bulging out madly, without a camera in the room for sympathetic effect, would be an exercise in futility.
Somehow or other, I just don’t think that Lindsey Graham has thought this thing through. Let’s take for granted that it’s an open hearing, with cameras grinding away to record this circus for posterity. Obviously the GOP panel members are going to lob up softballs for Ghouliani to wildly swing at, letting him gabble on incoherently for the entire five minutes, on the RWNJ conspiracy of the day. This is the kind of attention that a brazen media pig like Giuliani lives for.
But sprinkled in there, like dandruff on the shoulders of a little black dress, the Democrats are going to get to ask some questions too. And the Democrats have some real kick ass lawyers on that panel, like Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris,. Real former prosecutors, not dumpy guys in JC Penney suits, wandering around funeral homes handing out business cards; like Lindsey Graham. Even without pressure, Rudy G has proven over and over again than any time he tries to bail Trump out, he only buries him in deeper instead. It should be a ball watching real pros turn Giuliani into a hearing version of a California Roll.
But I’ll tell you who isn’t going to be thrilled with this little development in the world of congressional investigations, and that’s Mike Pompeo. And Tubby the Ewok and Mick Mulvaney too. Ghouliani has already made it crystal clear in public that his sole allegiances are to himself and Glorious Bleater. He has already disdainfully said on FUX that he didn’t know if Pompeo was pissed at him or not, and didn’t really care. Ghouliani will not only happily throw Pompeo, Mulvaney and Barr over the side of the boat, he’ll toss some chum on the water to attract the sharks. That’s where I look for the real action from the Democrats, pressing him on conversations he had with the three, all of which Schiff can use on video as evidence of testimony, as can Nadler in the impeachment hearings.
Look, I get it, OK? Graham probably got a bucket of shit dumped on his head by Traitor Tot, pissed at Graham for the blowback Graham gave him over Syria. But if this is the way that Graham is going to try to cover his own ass, and make Trump look better in the process, I’ll tell you one thing right now. I’m going to have to start listening to Judy Collins a whole lot more often.
MSNBC is reporting that Rudy Giuliani just indicated to them that he will not cooperate with the House committee “without a fight.” Personally, this is just fine and ducky with me, if I never see Giuliani’s Crypt-Keeper visage on my television screen again, it will be two years too late. But this statement does raise the specter of something I wrote about in the article. I cannot imagine Giuliani giving up free access to a camera and microphone in the Senate hearing, but if he does that, and takes all of the incoming damage from Senate Democrats, and then turns around and refuses to appear before the House, he basically creates a library of zingers for the Democrats to use, both in impeachment hearings as well as campaign ads, but negates any value of his testimony to Trump of the GOP, by picking and choosing. This can only make me wonder if Lindsey Graham may not be forced to pull Giuliani’s invitation, if only to save face from the obvious cherry picking and political con job.
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