US president Donald Trump has distanced himself from his personal lawyer and former Mayor of New York, Rudy Guiliani, saying he never directed the lawyer to work with Ukraine to dig up dirt on his political opponents.
Giuliani has publicly said that he investigated concerns over 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption on behalf of the president and now Federal prosecutors are investigating Giuliani’s actions in Ukraine.
Remember that the House of Reps started impeachment proceedings against Trump after a whistleblower alleged that Trump demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over unsubstantiated corruption allegations while Hunter was a director at an Energy company in Ukraine.
In an interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that streamed online Tuesday, Trump said: “No, I didn’t direct him, but he is a warrior.”
“Rudy has other clients, other than me,” Trump noted. “He’s done a lot of work in Ukraine over the years.”
Remember In Trump’s July 25 call with Zelenksy, he said: “Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man. He was the mayor of New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him to call you. I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General.”
“Rudy very much knows what’s happening and he is a very capable guy. If you could speak to him that would be great.”