Giuliani's media blitz draws ire of Trump and some allies

January 22, 2019 - 10:07 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani's latest scattershot media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of wild misstatements, hurried clarifications and eyebrow-raising assertions, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies.

They have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews.

White House officials and Republicans close to the White House who are not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations say Trump was frustrated with Giuliani.

The president told advisers that he felt his lawyer had obscured what he believed was a public relations victory: the special counsel's rare public statement disputing portions of a BuzzFeed News story that reported Trump had instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie before Congress.

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