Scratch that earlier quip about Rudy not having to answer the question of diverting bills to city agencies. Looks like Anderson Cooper came to play hardball. Here’s what Rudy said about the report (paraphrased):
It’s not true. I had 24 hour security. They followed me every place I went. There were threats, some have become public, some haven’t. I had nothing to do with the handling of the agencies’ records. As far as I know, the bills’ handling was perfectly appropriate.
Anderson Cooper, the reporter who made his name asking tough questions during Hurricane Katrina, doesn't follow up.