Giuliani on ‘truth isn’t truth’ remark: It's about ‘he said, she said,’ not ‘moral theology’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday sought to clarify the “truth isn’t truth” comment he made Sunday, saying he was referencing “he said, she said” situations.

“My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic ‘he said,she said’ puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t,” Giuliani tweeted.

Giuliani made his “truth isn’t truth” remark while appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”


In attempting to explain why Trump hasn’t sat for an interview with investigators in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's Russia probe, Giuliani said he doesn’t want Trump to be “trapped into perjury.”

"And when you tell me that he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because that’s somebody’s version of the truth, not the truth," Giuliani said.

"Truth is truth,” host Chuck Todd responded.

"No, it isn’t," Giuliani said. "Truth isn’t truth."

"Mr. Mayor ... this is going to become a bad meme," Todd responded.

In another tweet Monday, Giuliani said former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere are poor ideas, bad ones and Facebook's Libra Trump has considered firing official who reported whistleblower complaint to Congress: report Broadcast, cable news networks to preempt regular programming for Trump impeachment coverage MORE is “the last person who should pontificate on truth,” seemingly responding to Comey’s tweet Sunday saying that “truth exists and truth matters” — a tweet from the frequent Trump critic that appeared to be in response to Giuliani’s comments on "Meet the Press."