Over the past three months, President Trump has sent his lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani on a public-relations campaign to undermine the investigations surrounding Trump before they even conclude.
Part of Giuliani’s rhetorical tactics — which you can watch in the video above — include dramatic facial expressions, laughs, sighs and over-the-top reactions, which he employs liberally and are meant to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the questions or topics in interviews to which he has agreed.
In July, Giuliani made a number of bewildered facial expressions during a CNN interview while complaining about the supposed bias in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation (Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein has testified otherwise).
In June, Giuliani laughed off a question from NBC News’ Chuck Todd about conflicting explanations for the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian.
And when asked in May by Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s office and residences, Giuliani simply let out an exasperated sigh.
Giuliani has not been shy about questioning the motives of investigators, floating conspiracy theories and challenging the credibility of potential witnesses, which he often does with exaggerated expressions, as if to convey utter disbelief at the mere existence of these investigations.
Earlier in the same Fox News interview from May, Hannity quoted former FBI director James B. Comey saying Hillary Clinton “deeply respects the rule of law.”
“Wow,” Giuliani said after a pause, his eyes opening wide. “Well, then this is a very perverted man.”