Judith Giuliani had a pretty passive-aggressive no-comment on future ex-husband Rudy's behavioral changes

Judith and Rudy Giuliani
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What has happened to Rudy Giuliani, the sharp anti-mafia prosecutor of the 1980s and inspiring New York City mayor on 9/11? That's a matter of much speculation, as Dan Barry, Benjamin Weiser, and Alan Feuer lay out in The New York Times. Is President Trump's lawyer and PR man letting loose in his golden years or suffering from mental decline? Several old friends and associates give their opinions in the article, but Giuliani's soon-to-be third ex-wife, Judith Giuliani, had no comment. And what a no-comment it was:

According to a statement issued by her lawyer, Bernard Clair, Ms. Giuliani "prefers to maintain her silence about the reasons for her filing and the causes behind the behavioral changes of her husband that have become obvious to even his most ardent supporters." [The New York Times]

Rudy Giuliani married Judith after informing his second wife, Donna Hanover, that he was divorcing her in a 2000 press conference. His current relationship with Republican fundraiser Jennifer LeBlanc caused some consternation in the White House when he waded into a Louisiana congressional race on behalf of a candidate LeBlanc was working for, as Politico explained.

"Look, he survived prostate cancer and just got out of a tough marriage," one close Giuliani friend explained to the Times. "I think he's feeling a little emboldened now." Judith Giuliani doesn't seem to be a shrinking violet, either.

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