Rudy Giuliani is “weighing the alternatives” in response to House subpoenas and says he may testify if Democrats let him present evidence he has gathered.
President Trump’s personal attorney spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday about the subpoenas by the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee and the Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees seeking documents related to Ukraine and an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden’s family.
(Video: YouTube/Fox News)
The heads of the committees, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., asked Giuliani in a letter Monday for the materials as part of their probe which “includes an investigation of credible allegations that [Giuliani] acted as an agent of the President in a scheme to advance his personal political interests by abusing the power of the Office of the President.”
They warned that Giuliani’s “failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena, including at the direction or behest of the President or the White House, shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry and may be used as an adverse inference against you and the president.”
The whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s July call with the president of Ukraine had called Giuliani a “central figure.”
The former New York City mayor told ABC that he “wouldn’t cooperate” with Schiff and on Monday, he told “Hannity” he was going to get his evidence together.
“Would you testify, because I think Jay Sekulow‘s absolutely right, you don’t have to do anything,” the Fox News host asked.
“I’m weighing the alternatives,” Giuliani said. “I’ll get all my evidence together, I’ll get my charts. I don’t know, if they let me use videotapes and tape recordings that I have if they let me get some of the evidence that I gathered,” Giuliani replied.
“And I have to tell you, Sean, all this nonsense about I was interfering in the election,” he continued. “I gathered all this evidence before the Mueller probe ended, so it was clearly under my responsibility as the lawyer for the President of the United States.”
Hannity had told the former prosecutor he would “actually like to see you go and take on Congress.”
Earlier, Giuliani slammed Biden and his campaign for letters to networks demanding they stop giving him airtime, voicing their “grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump.”
Biden camp circling wagons: Demands media stop booking Giuliani ‘liar’ https://t.co/DsHHN9Clh2 pic.twitter.com/voevZLsKA9
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 30, 2019
“Why do you think they’re silencing me?” Giuliani asked.
“Because I’m not making any valid points? ” he said. “They’re silencing me because I showed up with an affidavit yesterday — an accuser who’s willing to stand up and point the finger at Joe Biden and say ‘you’re a crook’.”
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