'Offensive': Former SDNY Chief Blasts Giuliani For Attacking SDNY Prosecutors 'Idiots' | MSNBC 1

‘Offensive’: Former SDNY Chief Blasts Giuliani For Attacking SDNY Prosecutors ‘Idiots’ | MSNBC

 

Former SDNY U.S. Attorney David Kelley joins MSNBC Chief Correspondent Ari Melber to discuss Rudy Giuliani’s attack on “idiot” prosecutors from the office he once ran. Kelley argues Giuliani’s comments are “really offensive,” adding it won’t move the prosecutors “one way or the other,” adding the investigation could still lead to his “exposure.” Kelley also addresses the ongoing SDNY investigation of Giuliani, and Giuliani’s call for the Supreme Court to block the impeachment trial. Aired on 01/13/20.
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'Offensive': Former SDNY Chief Blasts Giuliani For Attacking SDNY Prosecutors 'Idiots' | MSNBC

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    1. Not Republicans; but only the “alt-right deep state sleeper fake republicans.” who seem to think putting on a, Southern, accent and wearing a cowboy hat makes them MORE, American, than everyone else!
      Remember, president, Abraham Lincoln, was a REAL Human-Republican … who loved OUR republic… Unlike, these infiltrators!

    2. The Dems killed Lincoln….freedom and prospierty has NEVER been the goal of Dems. 200 yrs later….its still going on…..Dems seek the money and power…..and you and I ? …will forever suffer

    3. @New Information look into what youre following…..corrupt tv , corrupt dems , etc….you KNOW they have ALL not only the same agenda , but SAY the EXACT same thing….from whichever statr or position they hold. Its like a forementioned screenplay…..lets all say this….C’mon !! Tell me you dont see , watch and hear this ?!?

  1. I wonder which Republicans will ejected from the proceedings for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ and obstruction?

    1. @Liberalovsky Fredo Moscowitch Democrats would never link “right wing” and “truth” with this administration.

    2. @rcrinlv02 ​ rcrinlv02 YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE, THE REPUGNANT’S MADE ABSOLUTE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES.

  2. There was much speculation as to how Rudy Giuliani “America’s Mayor,” the widely admired civic leader who presided over NYC during 9/11, could have been siphoned into Trump’s underworld.  We got a Trump thanks to a compliant, sensationalist media apparatus that breathed life into his phony self-made billionaire myth, just as we owe them for Rudy, who they cast as a post-9/11 American hero.

    By the time that the planes crashed into the Towers on Sept. 11, 2001 Giuliani was a master surfer of the wave of public opinion. In the attacks that played out in lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA, close to 3,000 people were killed — 343 of them uniformed New York City firemen.

    Overnight, the media turned Giuliani into a larger than life heroic figure. But the people that were most intimately familiar with the city’s pre-9/11 counter-terrorism preparations knew that it was Giuliani’s failures as Mayor which contributed directly to the horrific body count for the FDNY that day.

    On Feb. 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was attacked with a 1,200-pound bomb concealed in a rental truck that exploded in the basement. The blast killed six, injured 1,000 people, and forced 50,000 to evacuate.

    In a detailed after-action report published in 1994 by the FDNY, the inability of firefighters and their officers to communicate over their analog radios that day was flagged as a vital issue that needed to be addressed with urgency. In 2008 — when Giuliani was running for president — FDNY Lt. James Wood recounted his experiences during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in an informational video produced by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).

    While the bombing had taken place during Mayor Dinkins tenure as Mayor, Giuliani was sworn in on Jan. 2 1994. As the IAFF recalls it, the critical report about the defective fire radios gathered dust for several years.

    It took until March of 2001 for new digital radios to be deployed, but they were withdrawn weeks later after they were deemed responsible for a near life-ending miscue when a firefighter isolated in a basement fire in Queens radioed a “May Day” call for assistance that none of his co-workers heard over their radios. It was only picked up by another fire company miles away. The new radios were shelved, and the old dysfunctional analogs were put back in service.

    The contract for the new radios was a no bid, non-competitive contract that was, as it turned out, just an extension of an existing contract with Motorola, which has a near-monopoly on emergency communications.

    According to a report issued by the NYC Comptroller the next month, Giuliani had “willfully” violated “city contracting rules…. endangering firefighters in a reckless bid to buy a new type of hand-held radio that it later had to pull from service,”  The Times reported that “the new digital radios were never properly tested before being distributed to firefighters.” As City Comptroller Alan Hevesi documented, “they were purchased through what he described as an improper process that did not allow competing companies to bid for the contract.” At the time, Michael Wolf, who represented Com-Net Ericsson, a Motorola competitor, told the Times he was stymied in his efforts to even get the city to consider his company’s products.

    Just six months later, FDNY’s bravest faced the doomsday scenario as they sized up the rescue operation in the Twin Towers on 9/11 that would take so many of their lives. They were equipped with the same analog radios that had failed them so badly when the WTC was bombed back in 1993. As the IAFF video documents and as the 9/11 timeline confirms, at 9:32 am. on 9/11, an FDNY Chief ordered all members in the North Tower down to the lobby. Even though he repeated the order, not a single company responded.

    At 9:59 the WTC South Tower collapsed; and at 10 am the order to abandon the North Tower was repeated. Inside the North Tower were 121 firefighters who never heard that order. They perished when the North Tower collapsed at 10:28 am.

    “On 9/11 firefighters went into the North Tower and started ascending the tower, yet they were being called back and they kept going,” said Richard Salem, an attorney who has been representing several of the firefighters’ families who lost loved ones when the North Tower collapsed. “Not one other uniformed officer from any other department, who had functioning radios, perished in that tower other than the FDNY.”

    Despicably, Giuliani tried to cover up his own malfeasance by telling the 9/11 Commission that the North Tower firefighters had ignored the radio orders because of “their willingness, the way I describe it to stand their ground.”

    Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches, who lost his son Jimmy in the North Tower, will tell this tragic story to anyone who will listen. He and other surviving family members shadowed Giuliani during the 2008 primary and carried on a media campaign that was picked up by outlets like the Guardian.

    “These radios did not work in the WTC in 1993 and they did not work in 2001.” Jim Riches stated. “We got the story out there but when the media christened him ‘America’s Mayor,’ it all went away.”

    1. Agreed. It’s more of a reflection on public perception and the desire to have either a hero to worship or a villain to blame for every random external event than a proper understanding of a person’s character. Giuliani ‘The Mayor’ just happened to be in the right place when the events happened around him. Giuliani the grasping fool is just who he really is.
      I don’t blame the media for giving their customers what they want. I blame the people who can’t make judgments for themselves based on simple facts but instead need to be told what opinion to hold regardless of reality.

    2. If all you say is true, & I believe you, why has this not been widely publicized? I am not from NY, & at the time thought this monster was a hero. I guess he was scum back then, too.

    3. Hey david you’re spot on about Giuliani and 911.i also read that condoliza rice called Giuliani on that morning a d warned him telling him lo leave building seven. She knew there was going to be an attack. I saw all this by watching 911 the new pearl harbor also loose change 1,2,

  3. Rudy would shoot his own cousin if it meant a few more minutes in front of a TV camera when the red light is on.

    Even if that made him a widower!

    1. @Richie Tattersall That’s an awful way to go……they don’t call it “the long goodbye” for nothing.

    2. @Megan Williams Track down videos of him from 15 to 20 years ago, then Google the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, it’s pretty obvious that his brain is crashing, you DON’T have to be a Dr, and it’s getting worse every day.

    3. @Richie Tattersall I’m not disagreeing with you. In the mid 80s, Mr Trump and his first wife were all over the media here in Australia when his company was bidding for the Sydney Casino licence. Even allowing for 30 some years passing in the interim, he doesn’t look well. I’m currently watching a elderly relative go through this now.

  4. Rudy is writing his epitaph. He was “America’s Mayor” – but now Rudy Giuliani will only be remembered as the executive conman’s stooge and deranged mouthpiece.

    1. After a few books, I really question his motives as a( district) DA, Federal Prosecutor in the 1970’s into 1980’s. He was probably accepting gifts from all the gangsters throughout his carreer, and apparently it’s been a life long/carreer spanking legacy.

  5. The GOP are all just itching to murder the United States of America and all it stands for just to cover-up Trump’s big, unwiped (***)… like his toilet paper than act in the interest of the people who elected them.

    Utterly despicable.

  6. Trump sycophant, Alan Dershowitz, has been meeting with Trump, and advising him on the impeachment trial. As Jeffrey Epstein’s, lawyer Alan Dershowitz helped negotiate a “non-prosecution agreement” under which Epstein served just 13 months in a county jail, much of it spent on “work release” in an office. There are also allegations by two women who say that they were directed to sleep with Dershowitz by Epstein. And since Epstein and Trump were so close, it seems only fitting that Dershowitz would represent Trump as well. Perps of a feather perp together.

    1. I wonder, will he use his fabled “underpants” defense” for trump? It’s every bit as effective as Johnny Cochrane’s Wookie defense on South Park…

    1. Moscow Mitch …since when do Presidents hire self serving freelance diplomats? RICO Rudy got paid in rubles for his misdeeds…unregistered rogue foreign agents not allowed

    1. There’s someone just waiting to marry him on the other side… in the “Nether world”… DAAAYO! DAaa O! Day-light comes and me want go home…. Hear the base horns??…

    1. @Denyze Nixon resigned BEFORE the full House of Representatives voted on filing the Articles of Impeachment. His Attorney General was busted and locked up after falsifying charges against his own wife because he was scared she was going to tell the truth. He didn’t even come CLOSE to the number of charges Barr is going to get hit with.

  7. Never before have so many with nothing to hide worked so hard to hide so much.
    The continued reactions of the current administration, should if nothing else, motivate an awareness amongst
    DJT’s supporters. Clearly, DJT has something to hide, and though, he keeps claiming otherwise, has been unable
    to provide evidence to support his having done nothing wrong.

  8. The longer they take to indict him the more they’ve got on him. At this point they’re probably going to indict his reincarnation as well…

  9. This old man has always wanted to get into the WH – if this is the only way he can feel a part of it! One Word: Desperate!

  10. Come on America,we aren’t that uneducated to figure out that the redacted emails is totally a cover up to protect Trump! Come on people we need a fair trial!

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