Rudy Giuliani went on NBC News’ Meet the Press and set himself on fire by claiming that the Trump campaign officials who attended the Trump Tower meeting did not know that Natalia Veselnitskaya was a Russian operative and was working for the Russian government.

They did. The email chain between Donald Trump Jr. and Rob Goldstone proves that Giuliani’s comments are another pathetic attempt at gaslighting Americans. Goldstone even said that the meeting was a “bad idea.”

Giuliani also questioned what is the truth after Trump said he didn’t ask former FBI director James Comey to go easy on Michael Flynn, when Comey said he did ask. It is a classic authoritarian move for a wannabe dictator to tell us what he says is the truth.

What a shameful moment in American history that the personal lawyer for a so-called president would have the hubris to say, “the truth isn’t truth,” when pressed on the tsunami of lies coming from this White House.

This is straight out of George Orwell’s book 1984: “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

It is so disgraceful that NBC News’ PR department had to tweet the exchange between Todd and Giuliani.