Donald Trump should reconsider appointing Rudy Giuliani to any government post after this.
Giuliani likes to brag about how tough he is on terrorism, but when it comes right down to it, he’ll do anything for money, even if it’s from a terrorist group that wants a favor.
And that is deeply concerning considering Trump is looking at Giuliani for a number of positions in his administration, including Secretary of State.
According to Politico,
In 2011, an exiled Iranian political party called the Mujahedin e-Khalq, known as the MEK, paid Giuliani to give a speech in Washington calling on the State Department to remove the group from its list of terrorist organizations. The MEK recruited a host of other formal officials to its cause and succeeded in reversing the terrorist designation in 2012.
That’s right, an Iranian terrorist group literally paid Rudy “9/11” Giuliani to help them get removed from the State Department’s terrorist list.
This is a group that was once an ally of Saddam Hussein and played an active role in overthrowing the Shah in 1979 that saw the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran. They have committed assassinations, money laundering, fraud, and bombings.
But this apparently didn’t matter to Giuliani because he got paid.
With Giuliani in their corner, the MEK was officially removed from the terrorist list in 2012.
This is a very serious problem.
If Giuliani is so willing to take money from terrorists in what sounds like a pay-for-play despite not holding a political office, he would definitely be a liability to the United States as Secretary of State or any other high position.
Could al-Qaeda give him money and say they’ve changed to influence him? Could ISIS?
These are serious questions Giuliani should have to answer for. And even the need to ask these questions should disqualify him from government appointments.
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