According to Michael Cohen, who served for several years as a personal attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, the president’s current attorney, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, is easily manipulated by Russia because he’s “drunk all the time.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Beat” Friday evening, Cohen was asked by host Ari Melber about recent revelations that U.S. intelligence had warned the White House in 2019 that the Kremlin was attempting to influence the 2020 presidential election by feeding false opposition research to Giuliani about Joe Biden and his family:

“I want to start as promised with Giuliani and we can then widen out. Do you think Rudy Giuliani is being used as a tool and hack of the Russians, whether or not it passes a legal line and do you think that’s wrong?”

Cohen replied:

“Rudy is being played by the Russians. He’s 100 percent susceptible to being used by Russians because… the disinformation, he runs right back to President Trump like a child running to a parent: ‘Look what I have. Look what I have.’ Let’s not forget, I was in Trump’s office when Roger Stone contacted Mr. Trump at the time to tell him about the emails that were going to be dropped ultimately learning several days later they were the [John] Podesta emails.”

The former Trump attorney then added that Rudy is easy to manipulate because he has a drinking problem:

“Trump speaks and behaves like the mob boss and this is what he’s doing. He’s using his soldier, but the problem here is that Rudy isn’t a soldier. Rudy is — Rudy is drunk all the time, which is a big problem and that’s what makes him susceptible because his faculties are gone. He behaves crazy.”

Had Cohen ever seen Rudy drink to excess? Melber inquired. To that, Cohen responded:

“I’ve seen him drink to the point like he’s a high school drunk. And it makes him susceptible. He takes the information that he gets and provides it to the president and simply because Rudy — who used to be considered, you know, I mean, a real litigator and he was considered to be America’s Mayor — he’s now really just a joke. And he takes it right back to Trump and Trump listens to it.”

No wonder Trump’s presidency has been one failure after another. The people he hires are complete buffoons, just like him.