“The President is not a lawyer,” Giuliani told the Daily News…
(NY Daily News) When it comes to flipping, Rudy Giuliani won’t budge.
The former federal prosecutor — famous for coaxing New York mobsters into spilling the beans on their bosses — took a slight jab at President Trump on Friday over his claim that the longstanding legal tactic of “flipping” ought to be “outlawed.”
“The President is not a lawyer,” Giuliani told the Daily News.
In an unusual rebuttal of his own boss, the New York mayor-turned-top Trump attorney suggested the President might not have had a full grasp of what he was talking about when he went on Fox News on Wednesday and proposed outlawing witness cooperation agreements.
“I don’t think he’s against the idea of cooperation,” Giuliani, 74, said. “He’s against the idea of getting people to lie.”
“I’m not troubled by his comments,” Giuliani added.
Between 1983 and 1989, Giuliani served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the same office that is now prosecuting Trump’s former personal fixer Michael Cohen.
During his time at SDNY, Giuliani made a name as a tough-talking prosecutor who fearlessly worked to dismantle New York’s Italian mob.
Most prominently, Giuliani indicted 11 high-profile mobsters during the 1985 Mafia Commission Trial, including the heads of the so-called “Five Families.” Many of those indictments were made possible thanks to Giuliani’s insistence on getting low-level mobsters to flip on their bosses in exchange for reduced sentences…