Rudy Giuliani is having a heck of a year.
Having appeared on countless news programs spreading conspiracy theories, admitting to crimes and acting generally unhinged, the former New York Mayor is now under investigation by the FBI for potential money laundering and fraud.
Don't worry, though!
Giuliani insists he's a "phenom" who's at the top of his game.
This past Monday, November 23, Olivia Nuzzi published an article in New York Magazine titled "A Reporter's Guide to Texting With Rudy Giuliani." In it, she describes the bizarre, borderline incoherent process of contacting the President's personal lawyer.
On occasion, Giuliani has been known to butt dial random reporters. NBC's Rich Shapiro received a 3-minute voicemail from Giuliani who inadvertently let Shapiro in on a conversation concerning his financial difficulties and anger with Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
A wealthy Venezuelan hosted Rudy Giuliani as he pursued his Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the Justice Dep… https://t.co/nwtYgaYUcU— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1574783103.0
Pompeo won’t say if he spoke with Giuliani about recalling Yovanovitch as ambassador - or if State misled Congress… https://t.co/oybua7QUvX— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1574785241.0
Another reporter from Salon was reportedly texted what appeared to be a password from Giuliani.
The mayor brushed this off as an accident when asked about it.
What are the odds that Giuliani tries to flee the country only to butt-dial the FBI from the airport?— Mark Russell (@Mark Russell)1574369741.0
Giuliani might wanna butt-dial his lawyer— Ben Wexler (@Ben Wexler)1574272645.0
Giuliani's behavior on live television almost goes without mentioning at this point.
Rudy Giuliani's wild week of television interviews youtu.be
Despite all of these incidents plus many more, Giuliani insists he's a "high-functioning" human being who's putting his opponents to shame.
He told Nuzzi:
"I am a high functioning human being able to outwork people half my age. Compared to Biden and [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, I'm a phenom."
Behold: this truly incredible statement from Rudy Giuliani which includes the words, “I’m a phenom.”… https://t.co/X6daADmw8m— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivia Nuzzi)1574694219.0
“When reached for comment, Giuliani replied: ‘Garbage your publication cannot be counted on to report fairly on thi… https://t.co/rgh5P92U0R— Paul Demko (@Paul Demko)1574734504.0
In other news, Giuliani recently announced the President would never betray him because he has an "insurance plan" ensuring Trump's support.
When asked about his obvious implication that he had incriminating evidence regarding Trump, Giuliani claimed his earlier statement was "sarcastic."
What kind of "insurance" does Rudy Giuliani have on Donald Trump? He just told Fox News that's why Trump will not… https://t.co/AA9Qw2eQof— Grant Stern is fully vaccinated (@Grant Stern is fully vaccinated)1574529865.0
So this is definitely a guy that's firing on all cylinders.
The country is in good hands, folks.
The book Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 is available here.