Seth Meyers continues to go after Rudy Giuliani, this time after two of Giuliani’s associates were arrested.
Rudy Giuliani just can’t stay out of the headlines. Whether it is by his own choice or the consequences of his actions, the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump continues to make news. And when he does, Late Night with Seth Meyers always takes a closer look.
Giuliani has stayed on late night’s radar since he became the de facto spokesman for President Trump. The former mayor of New York City has delivered some bizarre and comical interviews at times. Kate McKinnon’s impression of him has become a frequent gag on Saturday Night Live.
The Ukraine scandal put increased scrutiny on Giuliani as reports continued to suggest that he was acting as an unofficial government agent and was a key player in pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Things got worse for Giuliani on Thursday when two of his associates, Ukrainians Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested for campaign finance law violations. The two men, their connection to Giuliani, and public support for impeachment were all covered in Late Night’s “A Closer Look.”
Meyers recaps some recent polls indicating that public support for removing President Donald Trump from office. The numbers from Fox News and reports of Trump concern about losing Republican support suggest that the President is very worried about the impeachment inquiry.
Meyers explains that Trump’s concern is justified considering the conversation with Ukraine’s president and the subsequent cover up. It was in no way a “perfect call” according to Meyers no matter how many times Trump said it.
And at the center of that cover up is Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has been the subject of “A Closer Look” before and to no one’s surprise, Meyers doesn’t pull any punches. It was more of the same on Thursday night following the arrest of the two Ukrainians.
After once again likening Giuliani to a vampire, Meyers takes a look back at some of the attorney’s greatest moments on television. They were great for Late Night with Seth Meyers and not so great for the White House.
Meyers sums up Giuliani like this: “an insane old man who goes on TV and waves around printouts from conspiracy websites.” Not exactly who you want running a covert political operation or then trying to publicly deny it on television.
It probably isn’t the best strategy but there is still a very good chance Rudy Giuliani will go on television to spin the story on his associates being arrested. Well, it will be the best strategy for making sure he’s the subject of another edition of “A Closer Look.”