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In an appearance on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd, Giuliani defended holding Trump back from testifying in the Mueller probe.
As you will see in this video, part of Giuliani's argument led him to make the astounding declaration that "Truth isn't truth."
Speaking to Chuck Todd, Giuliani once again defended why Donald Trump has not simply sat down to answer questions that Mueller has for him.
"Look," Giuliani said. "I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury."
Everyone's response, that the best defense against perjury charges is to simply tell the truth, is apparently not convincing for Giuliani.
"And when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well, that's so silly," Giuliani claims.
The former mayor tries to explain: "Because it's somebody's version of the truth."
Chuck Todd finds that line odd, and asserts the obvious: "Truth is truth."
"No, it isn't truth," Giuliani responds. "Truth isn't truth."
"Truth isn't truth?" Todd exclaims, incredulous. "Mr. Mayor, do you realize –"
"No, no," Giuliani, who seems to have just realized what came out of his mouth, interrupts.
Chuck Todd correctly predicts: "This is going to become a bad meme."
His nonsensical claim that "truth isn't truth," which seems born from some sort of Orwellian nightmare, did indeed become something of a meme.
On Monday, Giuliani took to Twitter to try to explain why he was spouting off nonsense on Meet The Press.
"My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology," Giuliani protests.
"But one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements," Giuliani says. "The classic 'he said, she said' puzzle."
"Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth," Giuliani says. "Other times it doesn't."
His "explanation" doesn't really mean much. He's trying to say that Trump and Comey may have different versions of events, but two people with different versions of events does not amount to perjury charges.
The concern by members of Trump's team, of course, is that Trump will make contradictory statements under oath or accidentally incriminate himself.
Those are things that a compulsive liar who doesn't know anything about politics or legalities yet is convinced that he's the world's greatest expert in everything might do.
And because everyone but Trump himself knows Trump's dispositions, many on both sides expect that he would commit perjury if he gives any sort of sworn testimony.
That is what Giuliani fears but … for obvious reasons, he did not phrase it that way.
Giuliani has made a number of outlandish statements while actings as Trump's personal attorney.
Some believe that Trump hiring Giuliani as his attorney is simply a case of water finding its own level.
Others, however, believe that all of Giuliani's bumbling is part of some master strategy to catch his enemies off-guard.
At the very least, Trump might be able to try to appeal a future conviction on the grounds of inadequate representation.
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Roseanne Barr sat down and spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News on Thursday night.
We understand if you shudder at the mere reading of that sentence.
The comedian was on hand, of course, to discuss how her reputation has plummeted to an all-time low following a Tweet she wrote several weeks ago that compared former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an "ape."
Jarrett, of course, is African-American, although Roseanne has previously alleged she didn't know this.
In the wake of this heinous comment, which wasn't exactly the first time Barr came across as insensitive to other races or ethnicities, ABC canceled the revival of her sitcom.
It has since announced that a spinoff centered around her character's fictional family, The Conners, will premiere in the fall.
(Presumably, the new sitcom will focus on this family reacting to the death of the Roseanne character.)
Speaking to Hannity, Roseanne was at times contrite; at times defensive; and at times defiant.
"I made a mistake, obviously. It cost me everything. My life's work, everything. I made a mistake and I paid the price for it," she said early in the interview.
Barr went on to say that the Tweet was never meant to be "political" in any way, firing back at critics who dared to call her racist.
"Everyone started saying I was a racist, which is like the worst thing you can call a Jewish person, especially someone like me, who grew up with Holocaust survivors," she said, continuing:
"And because of that fact, I took a vow to my religion to my god that I would always fight extremism on either side, right or left."
If this has been the case, Roseanne has had an unusual way of fighting said extremism.
Barr told Hannity she felt she was "fighting the right by being really left," referring to her 2012 run for the presidency as a socialist candidate and added:
"Then I slowly woke up and both extremes are not where my values are. My values are in the middle," she said.
Later in the chat, Roseanne expressed interest in speaking to Jarrett… or maybe working out a way to find a “teachable moment” in an encounter with her.
“I’d want her to hear my voice, that I am so sorry,” she said.
Jarrett, previously, has said she has no real interest in hearing from Barr.
Also previously, Roseanne had chalked up her Tweet to stupidity, not racism.
Do you think Roseanne deserves forgiveness? Or does she just totally suck and should go away as quickly as humanly possible?
Take a look and a listen to her interview with Hannity right here if it will help you decide.
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