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Myths and Facts About Identity Theft


Rudy Giuliani has always been a controversial
figure. He has received credit for “cleaning up” New
York City and leading the city through 9/11, but has also been criticized for a number
of controversial stances and unhinged television appearances. Read on for some facts about this divisive
figure. Anyone who’s ever caught an episode of Law
& Order: Special Victims Unit is likely very familiar with the “perp walk,” when people
who are suspected but not yet convicted of committing a crime are paraded in front of
the media as they enter a courthouse. Per Reuters, the practice has been called
“downright undemocratic” and has often been criticized. As Reuters also explained in 2011, the “perp
walk” gained prominence as a practice during Rudy Giuliani’s time as United States Attorney
for the Southern District of New York in the 1980s, when he was responsible for prosecuting
high-profile criminal cases. Criminal law professor Laurie Levenson told
the outlet that Giuliani made an “art form” out of parading defendants in front of the
cameras. As U.S. Attorney for the Southern District
of New York in the 1980s, Rudy Giuliani was involved in busting several major players
in the mafia. And according to Giuliani himself, he nearly
got whacked for doing so. In 2013, Giuliani appeared on Oprah: Where
Are They Now?, and described how he discovered later that the Mafia had put a price on his
head. As The Telegraph reported in 2014, an informant
confirmed to Italian investigators that the then-head of the Cosa Nostra had indeed planned
to murder Giuliani, though the plan was canceled for fear of the American authorities getting
involved. The New Yorker also disclosed in 2018 that
the leaders of the infamous “five families” in New York City nearly reached an agreement
to have Giuliani taken out, until a deciding vote from mob boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante
thwarted that plan too. In 1968 Rudy Giuliani married one Regina Peruggi,
who was his father’s first cousin’s daughter. In other words, she was Giuliani’s second
cousin. The couple were married for 14 years, until
Giuliani filed for an annulment in 1982. The bizarre nature of Giuliani’s first marriage
entered the spotlight once again in May 2018, when host of Last Week Tonight John Oliver
brought it up for comedic fodder on his show. Oliver noted the implausibility of Giuliani’s
claim that he only discovered that he and Peruggi were related after many years of marriage. After divorcing Regina Peruggi, Rudy Giuliani
married Donna Hanover in 1984, and then announced their impending separation after 16 years
of marriage during a 2000 press conference – which, as the New York Times reported at
the time, was all news to her. As Slate detailed, an irate Hanover, who had
two children with Giuliani, went on to accuse the then-mayor of having an affair with a
staffer, a claim he denied because, in fact, he was carrying on a relationship with a woman
named Judith Nathan. Giuliani went into attack mode, as Slate reported
in the same article, quote, “publicly stripping Hanover of her first-lady duties and insisting
that the judge was wrong to keep Nathan apart from his children.” “Integrity. That’s the first quality that comes to mind
when I think of Rudy. He’s honest, and he’s kind.” Fast forward to April 2018, and, per the New
York Daily News, Judith Nathan had filed for divorce from Giuliani after 15 years of marriage. The contentious April 2018 split between Rudy
and Judi Giuliani took a turn for the worse in November 2018, when Judy accused her ex-husband
of infidelity. She also claimed he spent an excessive amount
of money on his supposed paramour, Maria Rosa Ryan. In court documents obtained by NBC 4 New York,
Judy apparently claimed that Rudy spent more than $286,000 on Maria Rosa Ryan in the time
period between April 2018 and November 2018, although it’s not clear how it was used. Additionally, she accused him of splurging
over $12,000 on cigars and over $7,000 on pens, of all things. “Would anyone like to sign these? I have a lovely pen.” Unfortunately for the warring exes, there
doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Their feud continued through July 2019, when
they fought over – wait for it – Christmas decorations. Judi’s friend alleged to Page Six that Rudy
is keeping quote, “a huge walk-in closet of decorations” from his ex, including family
heirlooms. In response, Rudy claimed he was in the process
of returning the holiday horde, and that it was likely “in transit.” He also joked: “There’s a lot of time before Christmas, unless
she wants to celebrate it on August 25th this year, in which case I will expedite the shipment.” Reports of tension between Rudy Giuliani and
Hillary Clinton have proliferated since the two briefly ran against each other as candidates
for New York Senator in 2000. Giuliani has been taking swipes at Clinton
as recently as March 2018, when he made a tasteless joke about the former Secretary
of State’s weight at a benefit at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. And yet, in 2016 Politico reported that Giuliani’s
daughter, Caroline, was a hardcore supporter of Clinton in her bid for president. When reached for comment, Caroline told the
outlet: “I love Hillary, I think she’s by far the
most qualified candidate that we’ve had in a long while. […] My dad knows. I was for Barack [Obama] in 2012. He knows and is fully comfortable with it
and thinks I have a right to my opinion.” In addition to his ongoing issues with Hillary
Clinton, Rudy Giuliani has entered into numerous public spats over the years. The following is just a sample: In 2011, as
Salon reported, Giuliani derided then-governor of New Jersey Chris Christie for not heading
back to his home state to help with snow clean-up after a blizzard, to which Christie replied, “It’s easy when you are out of office to be
shooting from the peanut gallery when you no longer have any responsibility.” In 2012, Giuliani sounded off on then-vice
president Joe Biden on several occasions. “This vice president has made more dumb, stupid
idiotic comments than anyone. He’s an embarrassment.” Slate reported that in 2002, Giuliani made
similar comments about the vice president, saying: “I have never seen a vice president that has
made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things.” It’s possible he was still smarting from then-Senator
Biden’s assessment in a 2007 Democratic presidential primary debate: “Rudy Giuliani…there’s only three things
he mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11.” Giuliani aired his grievances against, of
all people, Beyoncé, when he appeared on Fox & Friends in August 2016 to criticize
her recent performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Bizarrely, that wasn’t even the first time
he’d publicly spoken out against one of Beyonce’s performances. He’d previously slammed the singer’s Super
Bowl performance during an appearance on Fox & Friends, saying: “I think it’s outrageous. The Halftime Show, I thought, was ridiculous
anyway. I don’t know what the heck it was – a bunch
of people bouncing around and strange things.” On the other hand, maybe he was just jealous
that he wasn’t invited onstage with everyone else. In a 2000 video clip, then-mayor Rudy Giuliani
appears in drag as a woman named “Rudia,” attempting to seduce Donald Trump. In character, Giuliani splashes perfume on
himself and then, to put it bluntly, Trump sticks his face into the character’s bosom. Giuliani reacts by slapping him on the cheek. According to Business Insider, the bizarre
skit was filmed as part of the Mayor’s Inner Circle Press roast, an annual parody event
where the mayors of New York City are encouraged to show off their, quote, “lighter side.” This wasn’t the first time that Giuliani had
dressed in drag for laughs. In 1997, The New York Times reported that
the mayor appeared on stage at that year’s Inner Circle roast “in high heels, a full-figured
spangled pink gown, a platinum-blond wig and several pounds of makeup.” Huh. And who said mayors didn’t know how to throw
a party… Before his death in May 2017, Manuel Noriega
was best known as the former dictator of Panama, which he ruled between 1983 and 1989. Lesser known, however, is his face-off with
Rudy Giuliani over a video game. As the Associated Press reported in September
2014, Giuliani, who was then back to practicing law full-time at his own firm, agreed to help
Activision Blizzard Inc. by requesting that a Los Angeles judge drop a lawsuit Noriega
had filed against the video game company. Noriega’s complaint? His likeness had been used without permission
in the 2012 game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. “This is not the deal. Call your boss.” Giuliani told the press: “I am outraged that [Noriega] is seeking millions
and millions of dollars that he can take down to a Panamanian prison from a great American
company.” Per The Guardian, Giuliani even used himself
as an example of why historical figures shouldn’t attempt to profit from the use of their likeness,
saying: “I was the mayor of New York and during that
time I created a history, and people have the right to write about that accurately,
inaccurately and in a fictional way – I have no financial right to recover for that.” As CNN reported, Noriega’s lawsuit was dismissed
in October 2014; in a statement, Giuliani noted: “This is not just a win for the makers of
Call of Duty, but is a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing
industries throughout the world.” Rudy Giuliani’s time as mayor of New York
City was marked by a particularly strange – and, thanks to the internet, infamous – cause:
the anti-ferret movement. “What’s the matta? What is that? Oh excuse me, I forgot to tell you…zis is
my ferret.” As Slate explained, in June 1999, the Giuliani
administration lorded over ferret owners when the New York Board of Health voted to include
them on its list of “banned creatures,” continuing a law that many deemed unnecessarily stringent. A month later, a pro-ferret activist called
into the mayor’s radio show, prompting Giuliani to go a tirade against the animals and the
activist. “This excessive concern for little weasels
is a sickness.” Then in 2001, the New York City Council voted
to legalize ferret ownership, though Giuliani continued his vendetta and immediately vetoed
the rule. When asked in 2014 about New York City Mayor
Bill De Blasio’s potential move to legalize ferrets, Giuliani told The New York Times
he’d be okay with it if there was any scientific evidence to back up the decision. The ferret ban continues to this day. Rudy Giuliani’s role in the impeachment inquiry
against President Donald Trump appears to go far beyond what triggered the whole thing:
Trump’s now-infamous phone call with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky. It’s a complicated situation with many players
and allegations, especially where it concerns the former New York City mayor. According to The New York Times, Giuliani
worked with Ukraine businessmen and officials to dig up potentially damaging information
about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, who once worked for a controversial Ukrainian energy
company, Burisma Holdings. Although it’s not illegal for a personal attorney
to investigate a political opponent, as NPR justice reporter Ryan Lucas noted, it’s problematic
for a president to personally direct this type of investigation. It also doesn’t help that Trump, after allegedly
asking Zelensky to look into the Bidens, encouraged him to speak with Giuliani. A transcript of the call reveals Trump as
saying: “Rudy very much knows what’s happening and
he is a very capable guy. […] If you could speak to him that would
be great.” Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing, however,
telling The New York Times of his Ukraine dealings: “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re
meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do.” In September 2019, U.S. House Democrats subpoenaed
Rudy Giuliani in regards to President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President
Volodymyr Zelensky The democrats leading Trump’s impeachment inquiry want more information
about Giuliani’s possible role in the call, especially since he’s admitted to asking Ukraine
to investigate Biden. The ex-mayor was asked to produce documents
related to the matter on October 15, 2019. On the deadline, however, Giuliani said he’d
ignore the subpoena. According to ABC News, he said: “If they enforce it, then we will see what
happens.” So what could happen if Giuliani continues
to ignore it? The possibilities include a potential year
in jail and a $100,000 fine. And if Congress goes after the ex-mayor for
dodging the subpoena, it’s unlikely the Trump administration would actually prosecute him
for it, according to Market Watch. If this is the case, the matter could head
to federal court. Bottom line? It’s never a good idea to ignore a subpoena,
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35 thoughts on “The Untold Truth Of Rudy Giuliani

  1. Rudy cleaned up New York
    Handled 9/11
    Got the mafia
    went to Ukrain and got a whole lotta info about dems
    But you gossiping is IMPORTANT😹😹😹😹

  2. What happened ? For being a great lawyer to being a scummed of the year. So sad that his character has gone for being the enabler of trumps criminal acts. This person has told so many stupid lies about trump. What's his future now?

  3. The man is such a gasbag, yes he was brilliant in his prosecution of high ranking mafia figures, and his great leadership during 9/11
    But it seems that he has acute amnesia like the bumbling oaf "his client" in the whitehouse, unfortunately he will end up like trump, FORGOTTEN

  4. tying Rudy to 9/11 makes me wonder… 🤔 what if Trump had something to do with that sh!t all along? … i mean… Trump DID start bragging about having the tallest building afterwards… 😳 … (now that i think about it, even THAT was a lie 🙄) but seriously tho… 🤔 WHAT IF⁉

  5. Drizzle drazzle drazzle drone…. time for this one to come home…. time for this is bat to go back to the cave.. .

  6. Duh!! Of course Mr. Trump sent Rudy. He needed someone he could trust who was not working to throw him out of office. Ukraine is so deep in our embassy and all the country with corruption which is well known that our President was trying to clean things up as we elected him to. Biden was already deep in it with his son and had confessed on tape in front of the CFR that he was horribly corrupt.

  7. Hey..check out vadggg throat over here..lol..grab him by da pussy and choke the bastard..c how he likes it.

  8. Hell yeah! No one should be above the law. When the Southern District of New York hands down his indictments, let him and Trump 🔥

  9. Maybe you need to get your facts straight before making accusations about that so called subpoena. The proceedings themselves are NOT a legal proceeding under the law and THAT is why he did not respond to the subpoena. If the Democrats would like to do these proceedings as the law requires, both Rudy Giuliani and President Trump, would be elated to participate. However, the Democrats refuse to follow the law because it would require that the proceedings would be held for the public and they do NOT want the public to be aware of their dirty dealings that would be exposed! This is why they are trying to hold illegal proceedings, in which they are the only ones to have any say and our POTUS would NOT even be allowed to have an attorney, which is the LAW in ANY legal matter, and NO one except the Democrats would be allowed to question anyone. This is a dog and pony show going on in our government, as billions of taxpayers dollars are being used and wasted, because some VERY sick and twisted people are trying to cover their illegal and treasonous arses!!!

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