President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is calling on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to shut down his probe, declaring they don’t have “bupkes.”
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"They don't have bubkes": Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's outside attorney, tells @NBCNews that he's not concerned that Michael Flynn shared anything with the special counsel that could implicate the president. pic.twitter.com/E3FlkzKHL1
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Raw Story reported that Giuliani downplayed the implications for the White House, NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson reported Tuesday.
“I just got off the phone with the president’s outside attorney, Rudy Giuliani,” Jackson reported. “And Giuliani is, frankly, downplaying the headlines that are coming out tonight, telling us he is not concerned Flynn shared anything with the special counsel that could point the finger at President Trump.”
“In fact, Giuliani brought up a Yiddish word, ‘bupkis’ — they don’t have bupkis,” she continued.
Bupkis means nothingness.
Giuliani said that if Flynn had information to hurt Trump, he would know it by now.
Giuliani went on to say that Flynn’s offensives were comparable to “spitting on the sidewalk” when he spoke to Fox News.
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From Fox News
President Trump’s attorney Rudolph Giuliani told Fox News on Tuesday night that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had admitted to offenses comparable to “spitting on the sidewalk” after Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended minimal prison time for the former three-star Army general.
In a sentencing memorandum and a heavily redacted addendum filed Tuesday evening, Mueller’s team said Flynn had met with investigators 19 times and provided “substantial” help to investigators about “several ongoing investigations.”
In addition, prosecutors said Flynn had provided “firsthand information about the content and context of interactions between the [Trump] transition team and Russian government officials.”
In response, Giuliani told Fox News that nothing in the sentencing memo suggested collusion between Trump and Russian officials. The former New York City mayor lambasted the Mueller team as “overzealous media-inspired prosecutors.”
“They are sick puppies,” said Giuliani, who added: “This whole thing started as an orchestrated attempt to take the president out of office as an insurance policy.”