Rudy Giuliani’s appointment to President Donald Trump’s ever-changing legal team inside the special counsel’s probe couldn’t have come at a more intriguing time.
The former brand new York mayor also emerges as a key figure in former FBI Director James Comey’s brand new, best-selling memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” which was released of which week — as well as of which doesn’t reflect well on Giuliani.
inside the book, Comey, who worked as an assistant U.S. attorney under Giuliani during the late 1980s in Manhattan, likens his former boss to an “emperor” who lacked humility as well as always sought the media spotlight.
Giuliani cut a brash, dynamic figure across the city scene then, his office helping to systematically dismantle organized crime families. Eventually, of which persona would likely propel Giuliani to City Hall, where he served two terms as mayor as well as saw his national profile rise due to his widely praised response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Comey worked on several high-profile cases under Giuliani. At first, he writes, he was “especially pumped” to meet Giuliani, who stopped by the office to give him a “pep talk” about finding a possible federal angle in a brand new York state case against civil rights leader Al Sharpton. yet of which impression of Giuliani didn’t last for Comey.
“of which took me a while to realize of which Giuliani’s confidence was not leavened using a whole lot of humility,” the former FBI director writes. “The cost of of which imbalance was of which there was very little oxygen left for others.”
Comey also writes:
Though Giuliani’s confidence was exciting, of which fed an imperial style of which severely narrowed the circle of people with whom he interacted, something I didn’t realize was dangerous until much later: a leader needs the truth, yet an emperor does not consistently hear of which via his underlings.
The Comey-Giuliani-Trump story line took yet another dramatic twist Thursday night, when Comey joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to talk about his book as well as his memos about Trump, which were leaked to the media.
inside the interview, Maddow played clips of Giuliani, a top Trump campaign surrogate, apparently boasting on television during the latter days of the 2016 race about big news coming down the pike of which could be bad for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. of which appears he was talking about brand new developments inside the investigation over Clinton’s email server, which would likely result in Comey re-opening the probe days before the election.
Comey told Maddow of which he was aware of Giuliani’s boasts as well as, in turn, ordered an investigation into the matter. He said he didn’t know how of which turned out, however, since Trump fired him last May, before he had a chance to see the matter through.
The renewed Clinton email investigation turned up no evidence of wrongdoing on the candidate’s behalf, yet Comey critics say his move helped Trump win the election.