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Giuliani's Mistress Used N.Y. Police as Taxi Service
ABC News: The Blotter ^ | November 29, 2007 3:18 PM | Richard Esposito

Posted on 11/29/2007 2:12:31 PM PST by Fred

Well before it was publicly known he was seeing her, then-married New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a police driver and city car for his mistress Judith Nathan, former senior city officials tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.

"She used the PD as her personal taxi service," said one former city official who worked for Giuliani.

New York papers reported in 2000 that the city had provided a security detail for Nathan, who became Giuliani's third wife after his divorce from Donna Hanover, who also had her own police security detail at the same time.

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The former city officials said Giuliani expanded the budget for his security detail at the time. Politico.com reported yesterday that many of the security expenses were initially billed to obscure city agencies, effectively hiding them from oversight.

The former officials told ABCNews.com the extra costs involved overtime and per diem costs for officers traveling with Giuliani to secret weekend rendezvous with Nathan in the fashionable Hamptons resort area on Long Island.

When the New York City comptroller began to question the accounting, Mayor Giuliani's office declined to provide details to city security, officials told ABCNews.com today.

"The Comptroller's Office made repeated requests for the information in 2001 and 2002 but was informed that due to security concerns the information could not be provided," a spokesperson for the comptroller's office said.

Appearing in public for the first time today, Giuliani told ABC News the accusations he assigned a police security detail to his mistress and helped to hide the expenses in the mammoth New York City budget "a pre-debate hit job."

"I'm sorry, but I still don't understand why they filed these expenses the way they did," he said.

Former officials close to Giuliani say he had "zero" to do with how the police security expenses for Judith Nathan, who he since married, were accounted in the city budget.

The Giuliani campaign said it would also provide a former deputy mayor, Randy Mastro, to respond to the allegations later today.

Giuliani is expected to appear on CNBC at 6 p.m. today to answer questions about the accounting procedures.

This post has been updated.

Do you have a tip for Brian Ross and the Investigative Team?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; elections; fredthompson; giuliani; giulianitruthfile; nypd; romney; rudy
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1 posted on 11/29/2007 2:12:33 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

What a slime ball.


2 posted on 11/29/2007 2:14:45 PM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: TitansAFC

ping. A bit more on the rooody/mistress story


3 posted on 11/29/2007 2:15:33 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: Fred

So the great crime fighter cleaned up the streets of New York while cooking the books to hide his own self-dealing. Surprise, surprise.


4 posted on 11/29/2007 2:21:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Fred

I love seeing these articles now popping up about Rudy. Shows Hillary is feeling the pinch early on, or all this would be saved until after the Primary, should Rudy have won to use against him towards the General election.


5 posted on 11/29/2007 2:22:13 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He was never the great crime fighter. That honor goes to Ray Kelly, Jack Maple, Bill Bratton, the precinct commanders and the cops on the street.

THE SOONER PEOPLE OUTSIDE NYC REALIZE THIS, THE BETTER.


6 posted on 11/29/2007 2:23:53 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Fred

Honestly, someone is grasping at straws here. If Rudi was boinking Judi, then there’s a legit issue of whether she could be held for ransom or blackmail. Security is called for. If there is any issue at all, then it’s not whether Rudy should have been protecting Judi, but whether he should have been sweating up the sheets with her.

It’s like congressional pay raises. Everyone howls about a member of Congress taking home a few thousand dollars more, while conveniently forgetting the hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks for causes like the Liberace museum or mohair subsidies or a bridge to Ketchikan Island.

Eye on the ball, folks. Politicians will get perks for as long as there are politicians. Is it right that politicians nickel and dime the tax payer for their petty privileges? No, it isn’t. But the far more urgent matter is how they rape the taxpayer for pet projects that don’t put money directly in their pockets, but win over the home folks. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is a viable strategy if Paul votes in your district and Peter doesn’t.


7 posted on 11/29/2007 2:26:10 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Fred
Well before it was publicly known he was seeing her, then-married New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a police driver and city car for his mistress Judith Nathan,

Sure sounds like something Bill Clinton would do.

Nope, not voting for Rudy - ever.

8 posted on 11/29/2007 2:28:03 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Fred

Wow... I am shocked. I honestly expected these to surface AFTER Giuliani won the nomination. It seemed a clear part of the strategy to keep the voting public in the dark about who Rudy really was until he was the nominee. Then easily obliterate his candidacy.

But these stories about his mistress, and expenses, coming out now seems off... Is the new plan to get a candidate who can actually beat Hillary in there? Has she done something to piss off the press recently? Planting questions, rigging debates, insulting reporters or pollsters, anything of the sort? Hmm.


9 posted on 11/29/2007 2:28:37 PM PST by COgamer
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To: Fred
Do you have a tip for Brian Ross and the Investigative Team?

Yeah.....is the investigative team looking into Ms. Clinton's various predilections for truth or is Brian Ross inclined to just investigate the Ruddy stuff?

10 posted on 11/29/2007 2:29:31 PM PST by yoe ( NO THIRD TERM FOR THE CLINTON'S!!!)
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To: Fred

Sigh. It seems that sense of DU entitlement has tainted him, and her. Or perhaps that’s one mark of a RINO.


11 posted on 11/29/2007 2:29:39 PM PST by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, it wasn't right for them - and it isn't right for US.)
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To: All

Some are more equal than others.


12 posted on 11/29/2007 2:30:27 PM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last.....it might be.)
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To: ReignOfError

Unfaithful to his wives, unfaithful to his family, unfaithful to his constituents, unfaithful to his office, unfaithful to the taxpayers, unfaithful to the constitution, unfaithful to you and me. No thanks.


13 posted on 11/29/2007 2:31:16 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Fred
Looks like Rudy and Hil are in a race to win the “sleaze” trophy. Way to go Rudy with just a little push you can win!
14 posted on 11/29/2007 2:31:56 PM PST by engrpat
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To: COgamer

Do we know this is from Hillary? Mitt clearly plays hardball and has heavily funded his political consultants.


15 posted on 11/29/2007 2:31:57 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Fred

this is the same blog that outed that gay fl congressman. nice to see them laboring away at the bottom of the food chain.


16 posted on 11/29/2007 2:32:09 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: ReignOfError
Honestly, someone is grasping at straws here. If Rudi was boinking Judi, then there’s a legit issue of whether she could be held for ransom or blackmail. Security is called for. If there is any issue at all, then it’s not whether Rudy should have been protecting Judi, but whether he should have been sweating up the sheets with her.

I think you're missing the point.

The issue isn't that the costs were incurred, but that they were hidden. The bills were assigned to other departments, in order to keep the truth hidden. It's lying, and it's corruption.

It's always the cover-up that gets you. Ask Nixon, ask Clinton.

17 posted on 11/29/2007 2:32:15 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: highball

Rudy is a lot closer to Bill Clinton than he admits.


18 posted on 11/29/2007 2:38:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: NativeNewYorker; All
Today on Mad Money with Cramer



Tune in and get Rudy's spin.
19 posted on 11/29/2007 2:45:50 PM PST by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nilhilism)
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To: Jim Robinson
Unfaithful to his wives, unfaithful to his family, unfaithful to his constituents, unfaithful to his office, unfaithful to the taxpayers, unfaithful to the constitution, unfaithful to you and me. No thanks.

I'm not endorsing the creep. Just pointing out that this is a weak argument. It's like complaining that someone is eating your french fries while he's stealing your car.

20 posted on 11/29/2007 2:55:02 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: highball

The analogy to Clinton is not apt.

Clinton used the police to procure women, and later used private detectives, managed by Hillary, to trash them.

Rudy used the police to protect his girlfriend, not to trash her.

Whatever you think of Rudy, it’s preposterous to say he’s as bad as Clinton. Nobody is as bad as “you might wanna put some ice on that” Clinton.


21 posted on 11/29/2007 2:56:31 PM PST by Buckhead
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To: ReignOfError

“Honestly, someone is grasping at straws here. If Rudi was boinking Judi, then there’s a legit issue of whether she could be held for ransom or blackmail. Security is called for.”

You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding!

It’s not a taxpayer’s responsibility to pay for the security of a Mayor’s mistress. Hisoner made a very handsome salary, let him pay for it.

I can just see ghouleeannie as POTUS and, what, 2, 3 or more Monica Lewinsky scandals with it.

Cigar, anyone?


22 posted on 11/29/2007 2:56:35 PM PST by papasmurf (Now I lay me down to sleep, and Pray for the RINO's huge defeat.)
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To: Fred
then-married New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a police driver and city car for his mistress Judith Nathan

then married Slick Willie provided Betty Currie to sneak Lewinsky into the Oval Office, to come in on weekend days solely to admit Lewinsky, to ask the Secret Service not to record Lewinsky's visits, to wait outside the Oval Office study while Clinton and Lewinsky cavorted and then leave with them so there wouldn't be "any perceptions" of untoward behavior.

23 posted on 11/29/2007 2:59:09 PM PST by shiva
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To: Fred

This is another example of why the left in this country wants him to be the candidate of the Republican party. They have all this dirt and more on him. I believe that he is the only candidate that Hillary CAN beat. Why do you all think the Democratic shills in the MSM are pushing for him and ignoring/smearing almost(I think they may have dirt on Mitt too) all of our other candidates.


24 posted on 11/29/2007 3:00:10 PM PST by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: highball
The issue isn't that the costs were incurred, but that they were hidden. The bills were assigned to other departments, in order to keep the truth hidden. It's lying, and it's corruption.

It's always the cover-up that gets you. Ask Nixon, ask Clinton.

Good point. If Rooty tried to hide his actions, that's evidence of mens rea -- a guilty mind. He could justify his actions, and folks would be inclined to buy it. He's a likable dude, and NYC is a much nicer place to visit than it was before he took office. But if he's going to extremes to hide something, that raises the presumption that there is something to hide.

The expense was no big deal. If Giuliani took steps to hide the expense, then you just have to wonder why.

25 posted on 11/29/2007 3:01:19 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Fred
Hildabeast is a busy bee getting the dirt out daily on Rudy


26 posted on 11/29/2007 3:03:14 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Fred
Going down, going down! LOL

Elevator is in free fall.

27 posted on 11/29/2007 3:17:50 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: org.whodat

Rudy did marry this lady. I don’t remember Bubba marrying Monica...and I doubt if she walked to the Whtie House.


28 posted on 11/29/2007 3:40:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Fred

Giuliani is such a creep.


29 posted on 11/29/2007 3:42:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: durasell

You have to have a mayor who will allow the police to do their job. The mayor always takes the heat or credit for that.


30 posted on 11/29/2007 3:52:42 PM PST by kempo (I)
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To: Fred
“Do you have a tip for Brian Ross and the Investigative Team?”

Yes. Rudy’s an undisciplined sex hound who cheated on all his wives.

31 posted on 11/29/2007 3:56:41 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Unfaithful to his wives, unfaithful to his family, unfaithful to his constituents, unfaithful to his office, unfaithful to the taxpayers, unfaithful to the constitution, unfaithful to you and me. No thanks.”

Can’t find one flaw in that argument.


32 posted on 11/29/2007 3:58:22 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: ReignOfError
“If Rudi was boinking Judi, then there’s a legit issue of whether she could be held for ransom or blackmail. Security is called for.”

Are you a fiction writer? That above is Pulitzer material.

33 posted on 11/29/2007 4:01:46 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: kempo

You have to have a mayor who will allow the police to do their job. The mayor always takes the heat or credit for that.


Uh no, the police take the heat or the credit for that. Also, allowing someone to do their job isn’t one of those “tough decisions” requiring a great deal of brain power.


34 posted on 11/29/2007 4:05:17 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rudy is a lot closer to Bill Clinton than he admits.

Wasnt' Rudy seperated at the time he started dating his current wife?

35 posted on 11/29/2007 4:06:33 PM PST by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: BrooklynGOP

So was Bill. Obviously.


36 posted on 11/29/2007 4:10:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Unfaithful to his wives, unfaithful to his family, unfaithful to his constituents, unfaithful to his office, unfaithful to the taxpayers, unfaithful to the constitution, unfaithful to you and me. No thanks.

Lying and cheating get easier with practice and he's had plenty of practice. Do people really think he saves his dishonesty only for his personal life? I admire how he handled NYC after 911, but this is a man with character issues.

37 posted on 11/29/2007 4:20:38 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: Sacajaweau
Rudy did marry this lady. I don’t remember Bubba marrying Monica...and I doubt if she walked to the Whtie House.

And your point is that they are sort of similar at the same time a little different?

38 posted on 11/29/2007 4:43:10 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Fred

Didn’t Rudy cite ‘health problems’ when he pulled out of the first NY Senate race against Herself, leaving Lazio to charge into the guns of the Clinton Heights?
About 1999/2000 when he was boinking this new gal?
I know prostate cancer is a serious thing, but do we know for sure?
Something is really fishy here.
Feel free to fix my thinking if I’m way off the mark.

Semper Fi,


39 posted on 11/29/2007 5:48:25 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Yep.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1917560/posts?page=104#104


40 posted on 11/29/2007 5:57:32 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: BrooklynGOP
Wasnt' Rudy seperated at the time he started dating his current wife?

Nope. It was in 2000, during a press conference, that his wife learned he wanted a separation. At the time, he said he would not be seeking a divorce and identified Judith as "a good friend."

http://edition.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/05/10/giuliani.marriage/index.html

41 posted on 11/29/2007 6:01:08 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Fred
Rudy screws the mistress and the taxpayers.

Rudy get out now! That BS may play in NY but it won’t go here in middle America.

42 posted on 11/29/2007 6:03:49 PM PST by JRochelle (Thanks to RomneyCare, abortions in MA are at the reduced price of only $50.00!)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
Hmmm you raise an interesting point.

Rudy did have prostate cancer.

Judy is a nurse.

Maybe the cops kept having to rush her to him to give him frequent prostate exams?

43 posted on 11/29/2007 6:05:56 PM PST by JRochelle (Thanks to RomneyCare, abortions in MA are at the reduced price of only $50.00!)
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To: JRochelle

At the time he had the mistress, he was suffering from prostate cancer. I doubt he was screwing both the mistress and taxpayers.


44 posted on 11/29/2007 6:07:12 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: durasell
As I stated in my last post, I figured out why Nurse Judy had to be fetched so frequently.
45 posted on 11/29/2007 6:09:37 PM PST by JRochelle (Thanks to RomneyCare, abortions in MA are at the reduced price of only $50.00!)
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To: JRochelle

Doubtful. His illness was never a secret. Neither was his treatment. He had the “seeds” implanted. However, just to be on the safe side — if you meet her, don’t shake hands.


46 posted on 11/29/2007 6:11:08 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

You guys , Regan said stop killing each other.


47 posted on 11/29/2007 6:13:13 PM PST by reefdiver (The sheriff of Nottingham collected taxes on behalf of the common good)
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To: reefdiver

He started it!


48 posted on 11/29/2007 6:13:55 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: reefdiver

Regan?


49 posted on 11/29/2007 6:14:52 PM PST by JRochelle (Thanks to RomneyCare, abortions in MA are at the reduced price of only $50.00!)
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To: Liz

Ping


50 posted on 11/29/2007 6:15:09 PM PST by monkapotamus
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