Countdown: Rudy Giuliani Made Millions Lobbying For Data Mining Company

icon Download icon Download

Keith Olbermann talked with The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington on Thursday's Countdown about the latest in a string of scandals surrounding Rudy Giuliani. Apparently, Rudy's law firm made millions of dollars, possibly illegally, lobbying on behalf of a software company that developed data mining programs that kept huge databases on millions of Americans, getting the company's owners in front of Vice President Cheney, the FBI and other high ranking White House officials just one month after being hired.

The meetings led to millions of dollars in federal and state contracts for Giuliani's client, but after privacy concerns were raised, the contracts were all dropped -- but not before the company could be sold for huge money -- and thanks to stock options in the contract, Rudy's firm pocketed millions of dollars, which is illegal. If any of you wondered if Rudy Giuliani would continue President Bush's intrusive and illegal spying programs, you now have your answer. Rudy's already a big player in the game...


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.