A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys at the Mark Hotel
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"Over a sweater, he wore a navy-blue suit, the fly of the pants unzipped. He accessorized with an American-flag lapel pin, American-flag woven wallet, a diamond-encrusted pinky ring, and a diamond-encrusted Yankees World Series ring (about which an innocent question resulted in a 15-minute rant about fucking Wayne Barrett, a journalist who manages to enrage Giuliani even in death).
In addition to being the presidents free personal attorney, Giuliani, who is 75, is an informal White House cybersecurity adviser and a high-priced cyber-security contractor. In one hand, he clutched three phones of varying sizes. Two of the devices were unlocked, their screens revealing open tabs and a barrage of banner notifications as they knocked into each other and reacted to Giulianis grip. He accidentally activated Siri, who said she didnt understand his command. She never understands me, he said. He sighed and poked at the device, attempting to quiet her.
Giuliani is quick to announce that he knows every block of this city, but he lives on the Upper East Side and doesnt linger much across or below the park. When I asked him to bring me somewhere he likes to hang out, he quickly directed his bodyguard to the Mark, a five-star hotel on East 77th Street. Always a creature of habit, Giuliani is extra-aware of where hes welcome these days. He says that because of whats happened his circle is tightening, that he doesnt trust anyone anymore.
I asked him how he ever trusted Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Russian associates with a business called Fraud Guarantee who were arrested by the FBI in October. They look like Miami people. I know a lot of Miami people that look like that that are perfectly legitimate and act like them, Giuliani said. Neither one of them have ever been convicted of a crime. Neither one. And generally thats my cutoff point, because if you do it based on allegations and claims and youre not gonna work with anybody, he said, laughing. Particularly in business.