Giuliani (R) Billed City Agencies for Trysts With Mistress
Wow. If this story gets its due, Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) could be finished as a GOP presidential candidate. Ben Smith reports on Politico today that then-mayor Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for the expenses of his security detail for trips he made to the Hamptons to mess around with them-mistress (now wife) Judith Nathan:
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.
The documents, obtained by Politico under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, show that the mayoral costs had nothing to do with the functions of the little-known city offices that defrayed his tabs, including agencies responsible for regulating loft apartments, aiding the disabled and providing lawyers for indigent defendants.
Of course, Giuliani is the candidate who stresses bringing fiscal responsibility to New York City as one of his principal qualifications for the presidency. And here we have misuse of government funds for extramarital sex. This sounds like a story that has (a-hem) legs.