Trump Defends "Legendary Crime Buster" Rudy Giuliani

Singularity

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I think it is pretty obvious that Trump would prefer to dispense with Rudy and leave him to his own devices.

But he can't. Rudy knows too much, and is too heavily associated with Trump in the public view.

Michael Cohen was associated with Trump for longer, but he didn't go on TV all the time with Trump's blessing.

Rudy has, and if Trump turns on him, he will show everyone with a brain that Trump will stand by nobody.

At that point, every rat who is still on the ship will go shopping for a life preserver.
 

Macduff

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Say what you will about Guiliani now, he was a ferocious opponent of the mob. He did as much as anyone to take down the Mafia.


In the Mafia Commission Trial, which ran from February 25, 1985, through November 19, 1986, Giuliani indicted 11 organized crime figures, including the heads of New York's so-called "Five Families", under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) on charges including extortion, labor racketeering, and murder for hire. Time magazine called this "Case of Cases" possibly "the most significant assault on the infrastructure of organized crime since the high command of the Chicago Mafia was swept away in 1943", and quoted Giuliani's stated intention: "Our approach is to wipe out the five families."[46] Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano evaded conviction when he and his underboss, Thomas Bilotti, were murdered on the streets of Midtown Manhattan on December 16, 1985. However, three heads of the Five Families were sentenced to 100 years in prison on January 13, 1987.[47][48] Genovese and Colombo leaders, Tony Salerno and Carmine Persico received additional sentences in separate trials, with 70-year and 39-year sentences to run consecutively. He was assisted by three Assistant United States Attorneys: Michael Chertoff, the eventual first United States Secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the Patriot Act; John Savarese, now a partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; and Gil Childers, a later deputy chief of the criminal division for the Southern District of New York and now managing director in the legal department at Goldman Sachs.

According to an FBI memo revealed in 2007, leaders of the Five Families voted in late 1986 on whether to issue a contract for Giuliani's death.[49] Heads of the Lucchese, Bonanno, and Genovese families rejected the idea, though Colombo and Gambino leaders, Carmine Persico and John Gotti, encouraged assassination.[50][51] In 2014, it was revealed by former Sicilian Mafia member and informant, Rosario Naimo, that Salvatore Riina, a notorious Sicilian Mafia leader, had ordered a murder contract on Giuliani during the mid-1980s. Riina allegedly was suspicious of Giuliani's efforts prosecuting the American Mafia and was worried that he might have spoken with Italian anti-mafia prosecutors and politicians, including Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who were both murdered in 1992 in separate car bombings.[52][53] According to Giuliani, the Sicilian Mafia offered $800,000 for his death during his first year as mayor of New York in 1994.[54][55]

 

Lunchboxxy

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Say what you will about Guiliani now, he was a ferocious opponent of the mob. He did as much as anyone to take down the Mafia.


In the Mafia Commission Trial, which ran from February 25, 1985, through November 19, 1986, Giuliani indicted 11 organized crime figures, including the heads of New York's so-called "Five Families", under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) on charges including extortion, labor racketeering, and murder for hire. Time magazine called this "Case of Cases" possibly "the most significant assault on the infrastructure of organized crime since the high command of the Chicago Mafia was swept away in 1943", and quoted Giuliani's stated intention: "Our approach is to wipe out the five families."[46] Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano evaded conviction when he and his underboss, Thomas Bilotti, were murdered on the streets of Midtown Manhattan on December 16, 1985. However, three heads of the Five Families were sentenced to 100 years in prison on January 13, 1987.[47][48] Genovese and Colombo leaders, Tony Salerno and Carmine Persico received additional sentences in separate trials, with 70-year and 39-year sentences to run consecutively. He was assisted by three Assistant United States Attorneys: Michael Chertoff, the eventual first United States Secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the Patriot Act; John Savarese, now a partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; and Gil Childers, a later deputy chief of the criminal division for the Southern District of New York and now managing director in the legal department at Goldman Sachs.

According to an FBI memo revealed in 2007, leaders of the Five Families voted in late 1986 on whether to issue a contract for Giuliani's death.[49] Heads of the Lucchese, Bonanno, and Genovese families rejected the idea, though Colombo and Gambino leaders, Carmine Persico and John Gotti, encouraged assassination.[50][51] In 2014, it was revealed by former Sicilian Mafia member and informant, Rosario Naimo, that Salvatore Riina, a notorious Sicilian Mafia leader, had ordered a murder contract on Giuliani during the mid-1980s. Riina allegedly was suspicious of Giuliani's efforts prosecuting the American Mafia and was worried that he might have spoken with Italian anti-mafia prosecutors and politicians, including Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who were both murdered in 1992 in separate car bombings.[52][53] According to Giuliani, the Sicilian Mafia offered $800,000 for his death during his first year as mayor of New York in 1994.[54][55]


Shame he threw that all away to become a z grade monster himself
 

Chief

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Laugh all you want. Guiliani has a vast legacy of taking down people who are corrupt. Dems are quaking in their boots. Biden is first and then the whole slew of scum will come down.
hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha

Good one.

I'll give you that Giuliani seems to be working on taking down one more corrupt person, but that person is Trump. I am not sure if Giuliani is doing it on purpose, but he's definitely fucking Trump over.
 

raj

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From crime buster to crime bumbler, the Rudy Giuliani story

Purely by chance, and out of sheer boredom, I watched a rather dull documentary on Netflix the other night about Tommaso Buscetta called "Our Godfather." If you're not familiar with Buscetta, he was the first Italian mob boss to break the omerta (the Cosa Nostra's code of silence) back in the late 1980s. It was a really big deal, and resulted in the jailing of literally hundreds of mafia members, about 30 or so of them in New York City, in what was dubbed by the local media as "The Pizza Connection." Guess who was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York at the time of the trial?

Like every other shiny element of his pre-Trump resume, the "crime buster" rep basically fell into Rudy's lap.

 

Jets

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I will always remember and give credit to the former Mayor who was a part of cleaning up NYC and being a beacon when we grieved on Sept 11.

That said, this apostate should be ashamed of himself...
 
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Laugh all you want. Guiliani has a vast legacy of taking down people who are corrupt. Dems are quaking in their boots. Biden is first and then the whole slew of scum will come down.
According to the liar in chief Trump, that would be HIS shameful "deep state" justice department. I can't quit laughing.
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hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha

Good one.

I'll give you that Giuliani seems to be working on taking down one more corrupt person, but that person is Trump. I am not sure if Giuliani is doing it on purpose, but he's definitely fucking Trump over.
No kidding...…....
 
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