Rudy Giuliani, the once-revered “America’s Mayor” in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, has found himself under relentless scrutiny since becoming the legal representative of former President Donald Trump. However, Giuliani remains steadfast, expressing that he harbors no regrets about his association with Trump.
Speaking on Newsmax’s “Sunday Agenda,” Giuliani urged fair-minded individuals to consider whether he has truly changed or if it’s his critics who have evolved. This sentiment arose in response to claims made by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times on CNN, suggesting a “strained relationship” between Giuliani and Trump, stemming from legal setbacks related to the 2020 election.
Giuliani, harking back to his tenure as New York City’s mayor, expressed disdain for Haberman’s allegations, asserting, “I know Maggie from when she was a young reporter for the New York Post and she covered me as mayor. She knows what an exceptional mayor I was. I’m an honest person. She knows it. She also knows she’s lying.”
Setting the record straight, Giuliani emphasized that he hasn’t communicated with Haberman for three years, thus questioning her insight into his rapport with Donald Trump. He vehemently denied any discord between him and the former president, affirming, “Throughout this, we have never had a strained relationship, never, not one time.”
Giuliani’s unwavering support for Trump is fueled by his unwavering belief in the former president’s innocence during the Russian collusion allegations. He contended, “He was telling the truth, and this whole group that are behind these cases were lying.” Giuliani underscored the importance of distinguishing between truth and falsehood in the public eye, referencing the debunked Russian collusion narrative.
Furthermore, Giuliani accused his adversaries of going to great lengths to discredit him, particularly in legal battles. He pointed to the recent case where he was found liable for defaming two Georgia election workers involved in vote-rigging conspiracy allegations following the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell sanctioned Giuliani for failing to provide requested electronic records.
In Giuliani’s view, these lawsuits against him are fueled by external financial support, including one case where a prominent Wall Street law firm represents the plaintiffs, possibly incurring millions in legal fees. Despite this, Giuliani conceded that securing a fair trial might be elusive, especially in the District of Columbia.
In response to the mounting legal challenges, Giuliani has established a legal defense fund to finance his legal battles. He asserted that such efforts are necessary to counter what he perceives as a concerted effort by the left to target conservatives.
In the face of adversity, Rudy Giuliani remains steadfast in his support for Donald Trump and resolute in his belief that he is on the side of truth and justice.