The former New York City mayor has ties to two indicted Ukrainians, has consorted with a third whom the Trump administration says is a conduit for Russian propaganda and figured in Democrats’ impeachment case against Trump more than 500 times on the Senate floor. The left loathes him and some Republicans have counseled the president to cut him off. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has even “told the president that having him around is bad for the administration and America,” a spokesman confirmed this week…

“He doesn’t care that his intelligence agencies are warning the country that Russian disinformation is being laundered. He is willing to use one of the launderers in prime time during the convention,” said House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead impeachment manager in the president’s Senate trial, in an interview…

Madeleine Westerhout, Trump’s former executive and director of Oval Office operations , recounted in her recent book that Giuliani had earned Trump’s “eternal, unwavering loyalty” for sticking with the embattled GOP presidential nominee at the lowest point of the campaign — the day the “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump bragged about groping women without their consent, was leaked.

“[Trump] has been hurt so many times by people he trusted that when somebody comes through, as Rudy did, he will remember it for the rest of his life,” Westerhout wrote, later recounting how “a group of us” would “practically beg” Trump not to allow Giuliani on television because he was “embarrassing himself and the administration.”