Giuliani Using Taxpayer Funds for Fun with Mistress?

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Rudy and JudyI just heard about this story when I tuned into CNN for tonight’s CNN-YouTube debate. If true, I’d say it’s time to cook Rudy’s goose. It’s a question of trust. If he was lying to cover up his affair and using taxpayer funds to party with his mistress as Mayor, how on Earth can this guy be trusted to be President?

Politico has the story for now. So go read it for the details. Here’s a taste:

As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons, according to previously undisclosed government records.

Hmmm.

At the time, the mayor’s office refused to explain the accounting to city auditors, citing “security.”

Uh huh. Sure. Rudy Giuliani corrupt? It’s not like he’s hung out with criminals like Bernard Kerik or crack cocaine dealers. Oh, oops. Regarding this current issue, I will update this post as more information becomes available.

I smell a scandal. Hopefully rude Rudy will be forced to account for this during the debate which begins in just over an hour. Stay tuned.

Ugh. Apparently the questions have already been selected, so this issue may not even be addressed, unless one of the other candidates bring it up. Lucky for you Rudy. But your luck may have just run out.

See also: The discussion over at the always interesting Race 4 2008.

Update: Rudy Giuliani was actually asked about this story in tonight’s debate, if it was true and if it was appropriate. Rudy basically said no, it’s not true, that he had nothing to do with the recordkeeping and that he was sure everything was appropriate. I suspect there’s more to this story that we will hear in the coming days.

Update 2: More Carpetbagging.

Update 3: I’m not sure that I trust the source, but if true, this story should certainly get some attention: Rudy’s Ties To a Terror Sheikh.

Giuliani’s business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11’s mastermind escape the FBI

You’ll have to use your own judgement on this one, until and unless other sources pick it up and verify or refute it….

Update 4: Uh oh, Rudy.  The Wall Street Journal confirmed Update 3 earlier this month: Giuliani Firm’s Qatar Contract.  How did I miss this?  I blame myself.

— Psycheout

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10 Responses to “Giuliani Using Taxpayer Funds for Fun with Mistress?”

  1. Anti-Media Says:

    Oh ouch. And before Rudyites try to downplay this by saying everybody knows he had an affair, has been divorced twice, and called a press conference to announce to his second wife that he was leaving her for his mistress, this story is about using taxpayer funds and covering it up under the ruse of “security.” It’s about the money. It’s about the very likely misuse of public funds.

    His honesty and trustworthiness is what’s at stake here, not simply his philandering. It doesn’t look good for Rudy. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

    He cheated on his wife. What will he do to us? Perhaps use tax monies for questionable uses? Not a good sign at all. We need a nominee with unquestionable character. Rudy ain’t it. The field is thinning out.

  2. JHH Says:

    This will inevitably lead to the fact that Giuliani was actually having 2 simultaneous adulterous affairs, one with Nathan and one with Christyne Lategano, his press secretary.

    Don’t hink we want this scandal-ridden man to be the nominee. That would be a total train wreckm as is now obvious.

    Definitely not electable now…

  3. Psycheout Says:

    Huh? What? Do you have a link for allegations about family man Rudy Giuliani fooling around with Christyne Lategano?

    Or are you just guessing and throwing it out there? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  5. Bobby R Says:

    This certainly doesn’t make Giuliani look good. It’s just another drop in the bucket though. His answer at the debate was a non-answer. It was an evasion. I expect Team Rudy will be spinning this soon, or if they can’t, they’ll try really hard to ignore it.

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  9. Politigalco Says:

    If Giuliani cheated on his wife–any of them, he’s clearly unfit to be president.

  10. Psycheout Says:

    Amen, Politigalco.

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