During a news conference on Wednesday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani shrugged off questions with a laugh when asked about reports connecting his drinking to Donald Trump’s federal lawsuit in New York.
Giuliani joked that he should be in the record books if he drank too much. He bragged about his accomplishments for a guy supposedly suffering from alcoholism, saying after 79 years, he should be in the Guinness Book of Records for all he has done.
Giuliani boasted about sending some 800 Mafiosi to prison and successfully prosecuting several ex-Nazis. He said that he was the first to apply RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) on Wall Street and received a lot of accolades for doing so.
Giuliani claimed he was “perhaps the most influential prosecutor of the 20th century” because he “recovered billions of dollars for the federal government.”
The Grand Havana Room in Midtown is a popular hangout for Giuliani, as The New York Times reported. They reported allegations that he had gotten drunk on multiple occasions. The Times claims to have found friends and colleagues who say he has had a drinking issue for many years.
In the Georgia election case in August 2020, Giuliani Trump and 16 others were indicted. The Trump prosecution is looking at Giuliani’s drinking habits. The prosecutors wanted to know if Trump had sought advice from Giuliani or followed his advice while impaired.
Many people defended Giuliani while the Times compiled reports about his purported drinking problem. Former political adviser Ted Goodman echoed Giuliani’s praise for the former mayor’s career and accomplishments at Wednesday’s press conference.
Goodman told the Times that the current Rudy Giuliani is the same man who eradicated the Mafia, tidied up New York City, and consoled the country after 9/11.
Giuliani quipped at the press conference that he should sue the Times for their in-depth coverage. On Wednesday in Nashville, the former mayor sued President Biden, his 2020 campaign, and three fundraising groups for slander in New Hampshire.