Giuliani Butt-Dials NBC Reporter While Discussing Need For Cash, Trashing Bidens
On October 16, after NBC News reporter Rich Schapiro had already gone to bed, his phone received a call from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
Upon listening to the three-minute voicemail recorded after Giuliani’s call, Schapiro knew immediately that he had been the victim of a late-night butt dial.
During the call, which came in at 11:07 p.m., “Giuliani can be heard discussing overseas dealings and lamenting the need for cash, though it's difficult to discern the full context of the conversation,” Schapiro said.
“You know,” Giuliani says at the beginning. “Charles would have a hard time with a fraud case ‘cause he didn’t do any due diligence.”
Schapiro said he was unsure who Charles might be or who might have been implicated in a fraud, noting that most of the first minute of the recording was muffled.
But then Giuliani’s voice became more clear.
"Let's get back to business,” he said. “I gotta get you to get on Bahrain."
Schapiro noted that Giuliani is well-connected in Bahrain, though the exact nature of his work there is unclear.
The president’s attorney then moved onto another topic, asking whomever was with him, “Is Robert around?”
“He’s in Turkey,” the man replied.
“The problem is we need some money,” Giuliani said. After a nine-second pause, he said, “We need a few hundred thousand.”
Schapiro went on to offer context for who Robert might be and he and Giuliani are connected.
He also noted that this was not the first time he received a butt dial from the president’s personal lawyer.