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HORIST: Democrats should beware of Giuliani

HORIST: Democrats should beware of Giuliani

For several months now, Democrats have made former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani the brunt of derisive jokes and demeaning commentary – solely because he is allied to President Trump.  As with others, they look past personal history, services to country and personal capabilities to character assassinate the fellow once heralded as “America’s Mayor.”  They mock him for pursuing what they call “debunked conspiracy theories.”

Democrats and their media cronies may be taking up this political narrative to their own disadvantage.  Giuliani has – and still may be – one of the most effective and courageous prosecutors in modern American history.

Giuliani burst on the national scene by taking down several of the most notorious – and up until then untouchable – New York mob kingpins.  His work as the federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York gained him the job as mayor of the Big Apple – something not easily done by a dyed-in-the-wool Republican. (Unlike John Lindsey and Michael Bloomberg who pragmatically used the Republican label temporarily only to return to their Democrat roots to pursue presidential ambitions.)

Giuliani was considered one of the best and most effective mayors in New York history – reducing crime rates, bringing about fiscal responsibility, growing businesses and jobs and producing what some call the “golden years” of civic leadership.  He soared to national prominence over his handling of the 9/11 attack on America by Islamic terrorists – and restoring confidence and the security of New Yorkers.

Because of his association with Trump, the New York media cabal has been particularly hard on Giuliani – claiming he has sold his soul.  In their narrative, he has become a corrupt politician and corrupt businessman.  They have questioned his intellectual integrity – and even suggested that his mind is going.

They see his continuing investigation of corruption in Ukraine — and its connection to the Democrats in the 2016 election —  as a fool’s mission.  Democrats dismiss Giuliani’s prosecutorial interest in the link between former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, the corrupt Burisma Holdings company that paid Hunter lavishly – and inexplicably — and the corrupt oligarch who was in charge.  Democrats are very mistaken, however, if they really believe that Giuliani has somehow morphed into that pathetic, misguided and non compos mentis character they describe.

Giuliani was – and is – a meticulous investigator.  He has been an effective prosecutor because he knows how to develop a compelling case.  He digs into the details and follows the facts.  He documents. He ignores his critics as he pursues the case.  It is his nature and talent.

In recent weeks, Giuliani has granted a number of in-depth interviews to investigative reporters from One America News (OAN) – a second-tier cable news service that does not yet have the following of the big three, FOX, CNN and MSNBC.  These interviews seem almost like a test-run for his eventual prosecutorial case – which he has promised to present in the near future.  Unlike Giuliani’s two-minute interviews on other news outlets, the OAN appearances have more the feel of a documentary.  He even brings in witnesses to this extraordinary series of interviews.  Giuliani comes across as a prosecutor who has his case locked down.

Eventually, Giuliani will take this show to Broadway.  He will present the case to the American people as a lawyer’s brief.  He will have evidence, documents and witnesses.  From the bits and pieces that he has revealed on OAN, Democrats and the anti-Trump media may rue the day they tried to undermine Giuliani’s ability and credibility.

Giuliani may well establish that high level Ukrainian officials were involved in aiding and abetting the Clinton Campaign.  Contrary to the Democrat’s self-serving logic, it is not a matter of Russians OR Ukrainians meddling in the 2016 election, but that fact that they BOTH meddled.  Giuliani will push back against the Democrats’ desire to pretend that Russia is the only issue when it comes to meddling in America.

Giuliani may also press the case – largely ignored by Democrats and the press – that the development of the phony dossier was proof of collusion between the Clinton Campaign and Russians – and that key players in the U.S. government inappropriately and illegally participated in the scheme.  He may also lay out the conflict-of-interest by the Bidens – the appearance of which was cited in the testimony of several impeachment witnesses.

It is not only Giuliani who is pursuing these issues.  Both Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Special Investigator John Durham — both of the Department of Justice — have been investigating those matters for months – with the IG report due out next week.

With virtually total control of the narrative at this moment – and the elitist press that proffers it — Democrats are having their best days in this holiday season – and they are not all that good, as recent polling seems to suggest.  As the public sees the IG report, the results of the DOJ investigations and the commencement of the impeachment trial in the GOP-controlled Senate, the center of political gravity will be shifting.  How much remains to be seen.

Among the most remarkable turn-of-events may well be the resurrection and re-emergence of Giuliani as the super prosecutor with a compelling case that Democrats are so desperately trying to debunk.  As Trump often admonishes, we will just have to wait and see.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Carson Tyler

    What can be expected when Giuliani makes stupid statements on live TV

    • Jules

      A Fool what about your Idol Obozo quote Typical White People it his mate Michael First Time as an Adult I’m Proud to be an American . Now there’s some Stupid Racist Remarks

    • Rich

      “What can be expected?”

      Giuliani will point out any criminals and their connect points that AG Barr or Prosecutor might accidentally overlook.

      Lefty’s . . . . . best enjoy your ignorance as that won’t fit into the smartly tailored Orange Jump Suit you will be awarded.

    • brenda

      Their hatred of President Donald Trump is the most important detail of this absurd impeachment charge and they think that is enough without any evidence that warrants it. They hate that he is bringing the economy to the greatest point in recent history, trying to stop illegals ( their voters) from just coming into our country committing crimes including murders and the liberal Democrats turn them loose to kill again. Trump has changed the way our country has been taken advantage of with trade deals, so that we the people are getting the best deals and not letting all these countries push us to accept the absurd deals. Maybe it’s because of the favors and corruption on the part of the Swamp they have gotten in the past ! This is all leading to the point of that we need TERM LIMITS so that these liberal democrats pushing impeachment don’t think they have superior power to do what they want and screw our people and country for their benefit. Stay strong Mr. President ( my president) and continue to bring our country back to the greatness we have had in the past ! And thank YOU and your family, especially the First Lady, for enduring the absurd treatment that all of you have endured and don’t deserve !!

  2. Lorraine

    I was a law clerk in the SDNY when Rudy was the US Attorney. I was in NYC when 9/11 happened. He was indeed a fine prosecutor in his day and led us as a city through 9/11. That was then; this is now. Watching my Mom die of dementia , I see many of the signs in Rudy. He is verbally incontinent, contradicts himself, blurts our damning statements that he never would have done in his prime. He is not the same man. He needs to go. The WH staff have observed him and are terrified of his numerous blunders. Yes, he was a brilliant prosecutor. Sadly he is only a faint shadow of that man.

  3. Terry

    Now that the IG reports are public and all so damning to the Democrat Party – basically proving that the FBI was attempting a coup, it should get interesting.

    • Joe S Bruder

      Democrats don’t make jokes about Guiliani “solely because he’s allied with President Trump”. We do it because he’s an incompetent lawyer who can’t help but blab out confessions on behalf of his “client”. And because he’s running around in Ukraine (again!) when he’s already under a cloud of suspicion for illegal acts. And because he butt-dials reporterswhile talking about how broke he is. And because he’s headed for jail, and doesn’t appear to know it. He is the joke that keeps on giving.

    • Joe S Bruder

      The IG report shows that the investigations into the criminal enterprise known as the Trump Campaign was legitimate. Yes, there were some problems with procedural errors and paperwork related to the handling of Carter Page’s case,,, He was not charged with any crimes, but many of his associates were. On the other hand, almost everyone who worked on Trump’s campaing went to jail.