Politico has uncovered documents via New York’s Freedom of Information Law that show that while he was mayor of New Your City, Rudy 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.” What’s up with that? Since when should city agencies pay for a mayor’s extramarital fling? I guess since the mayor was “America’s Mayor” he thought he could get away with it…
The documents 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.” Politico notes that at the time Rudy “refused to explain the accounting to city auditors, citing “security.”” I guess that security was keeping his affair under wraps.
The Hamptons visits resulted in hotel, gas and other costs for Giuliani’s New York Police Department security detail.
Giuliani’s relationship with Nathan is old news now, and Giuliani regularly asks voters on the campaign trail to forgive his “mistakes.”
Rudy’s “American Express bills and travel documents obtained by Politico suggest another reason City Hall may have considered the documents sensitive: They detail three summers of visits to Southampton, the Long Island town where Nathan had an apartment.”
Auditors “were unable to verify that these expenses were for legitimate or necessary purposes,” City Comptroller William Thompson wrote of the expenses from fiscal year 2000, which covers parts of 1999 and 2000.
The letter, whose existence has not been previously reported, was also obtained under the Freedom of Information Law.
It boggles the mind that this man thinks he’s qualified to president. It simply boggles the mind.