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Giuliani: 'Truth Isn't Truth'

And more around the Sunday talk show dial
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2018 12:45 PM CDT
Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the US Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, NH, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – There's a reason President Trump hasn't sat down yet for an interview with Robert Mueller, says Rudy Giuliani—and it's all about "truth." The president's personal lawyer in the Russia probe dueled with anchor Chuck Todd over a clear definition of the word Sunday on Meet the Press, the Hill reports. "I'm not going to be rushed into having him testify so he gets trapped into perjury," says Giuliani. "And when you tell me that he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well that’s so silly because that’s somebody’s version of the truth, not the truth." Says Todd: "Truth is truth." Giuliani: "No it isn't. Truth isn't truth." Todd: "Mr Mayor ... this is going to become a bad meme." For more around the dial:

  • Executive privilege: "You never waive that. Absolutely not," says former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on ABC's This Week of Trump's not invoking executive or attorney-client privilege in the Russia probe, per Fox News. "And it put [White House counsel] Don McGhan in an impossible position. Once you waive that privilege and you turn over all those documents, Don McGahn has no choice then but to go in and answer everything, answer every question they can ask him."

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