| Rudy Giuliani |
(politician, Deep politician)
Rudolph William Louis Giuliani|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Manhattan College, New York University|
|Party||Democratic, Independent, Republican|
The mayor of New York on 9-11, who has made contradictory and unexplained statements about 9-11.
As a prosecutor in New York, Giuliani was in charge of the investigation into the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. Remarkably, he later left that job and took a job defending the BCCI, a switch which may be indicative of his accession to the cabal.
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Rudy Giuliani had an office of emergency management in World Trade Center 7. He was active in obstructing the FBI's investigation into 9/11 by denying them access to the World Trade Center crime scene and quickly disposing of the evidence.
“I went down to the scene and we set up headquarters at 75 Barkley Street, which was right there with the Police Commissioner [Bernard Kerik], the Fire Commissioner, the Head of Emergency Management, and we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center [1 or 2] was going to collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building, so we were trapped in the building for 10, 15 minutes, and finally found an exit and got out, walked north, and took a lot of people with us.”
No one has officially confirmed or denied this, or asked Rudy, if he was warned, he did not see fit to pass on this warning to firefighters. The 9-11/Commission remained silent on the matter.
On 2007-05-29, Giuliani was asked about this by We Are Change. He contradicted his statement of 9/11, stating "I didn't realize the towers would collapse... Our understanding was that over a long period of time.. the towers could collapse - meaning over a 7, 8, 9, 10 hour period. No one that I know of had any idea they would implode. That was a complete surprise" before beating a hasty retreat.
Promotions of Bernard Kerik
Giuliani has been consistently trying to advance the career of Bernard Kerik, an NYPD detective without a college degree. Kerik was later made commissioner of the Department of Correction, later New York City Police Commissioner and a founder of Giuliani Partners. Kerik also served as bodyguard for Giuliani. Giuliani is godfather to Kerik's two younger children, by Kerik's third wife, Hala Matli (born 1972, married 1998): Celine Christina and Angelina Amber.
More than half of mayor Giuliani's cabinet opposed his 2000 appointment of Kerik as police commissioner. Kerik's selection came despite the fact that he lacked a college degree. (Kerik was a high school dropout with a General Equivalency Diploma.) Possession of a college degree was a requirement of police department officials at the captain rank and higher, a practice instituted by former police commissioner Benjamin Ward.
After Giuliani's terms as mayor completed, Kerik became a founder of Giuliani Partners.
Giuliani then pushed President George W. Bush to nominate Kerik to be Secretary of Homeland Security, at which point multiple scandals derailed the nomination and Kerik's career; subsequently Kerik pled guilty to corruption charges dating from his Corrections days (1999). (He pled guilty in Bronx court to state misdemeanor charges related to undeclared acceptance of $165,000 in apartment renovations performed by Interstate Industrial, a reputably mob-associated firm.) In March 2007, The New York Times reported that Kerik was likely to also be indicted for tax fraud and illegal eavesdropping, and also disclosed that Giuliani had testified under oath in April 2006 that he had in fact been briefed on Kerik's mob links in 2000 — prior to his appointment of Kerik as Corrections Commissioner. Giuliani had previously denied knowing of these connections until years later. Kerik is also under investigation for conspiracy to eavesdrop on the conversations of the husband of Jeanine Pirro, Albert Pirro, whom Ms. Pirro suspected of having an affair.
Lies from Giuliani
Mayor Giuliani said that neither he nor his aides could remember being briefed about Kerik's involvement with Interstate Industrial. However, a late 2007 New York Times investigation of the diaries and investigator's notes of Edward J. Kuriansky, the city investigations commissioner, indicates that such a meeting did indeed occur. Additionally, Kuriansky also remembered briefing one of Giuliani's closest aides, Dennison Young Jr., about Kerik's involvement with Interstate Industrial just days before the police commissioner appointment. Regarding Giuliani's appointment patterns and loyalty as a factor in professional relationships, former deputy mayor (under Giuliani) Fran Reiter said, "Rudy can fall for people big time, and sometimes qualifications are secondary to loyalty."
Effect on Giuliani's presidential campaign
Marc Mukasey, son of Michael Mukasey (then Attorney General) and member of Bracewell & Giuliani, has been assigned by Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign to block Kerik's legal defense team from interviewing witnesses that might assist his defense. (When Giuliani joined the Bracewell firm, effecting the company's name change to Bracewell & Giuliani, he brought Marc Mukasey into the firm.)
Asked whether, if he became US President, he would grant Kerik a presidential pardon he replied "It wouldn't be fair to ask that question at this point. He may or may not be charged, he may or may not be convicted. Who knows what happens?"
- Fred Kaplan, "Is Bernard Kerik Qualified to Run Homeland Security?", slate.com, December 3, 2004
- Associated Press, "Giuliani's Police Chief Could be a Problem: Case of ex-NYC police commissioner could crash into final push for votes", October 26, 2007
- CNN, CNN Live Saturday transcript, December 11, 2004
- Michael Powell, "Loyal to Kerik, Giuliani Missed Warning Signs", "New York Times," November 3, 2007
- Christopher Drew, "A Street Cop's Rise From High School Dropout to Cabinet Nominee", New York Times, November 3, 2004
- Tom Brune, "Allies could cause alarm", Newsday, February 22, 2007. Accessed March 3, 2007.
- "Giuliani Says Ties to Kerik May Hurt Him With Voters", New York Times, April 1, 2007
- "Ex-NYC Commish Rejects Plea Deal", The Washington Post, March 31, 2007
- Larry Celona and Dan Manigan, "Giuliani's Bernard Kerik Shield: Pal Keeps Eye on Ex-NYPD Boss' Probe", New York Post Exclusive, October 22, 2007
- William K. Rashbaum (2007-09-29). "White House Says Mukasey Would Skip Giuliani Issues". The New York Times.
- Mary Rae Bragg, David Saltonstall (2007-11-09). "Rudy Giuliani won't say if he'd pardon Kerik as President". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2007-11-09.