Rudy Giuliani revealed on Tuesday that he is prepared to do more than just testify at President Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial.
The former New York City mayor and personal attorney to President Trump told reporters at a New Year’s Eve party at Mar-A-Lago that he is ready to pull out all the stops to defend his client—including giving “lectures” and doing “demonstrations.”
Asked by a reporter if he would testify at the Senate trial, Giuliani said, “I would testify, I would do demonstrations.”
“I’d give lectures, I’d give summations,” Giuliani added before taking off his glasses. “Or, I’d do what I do best, I’d try the case. I’d love to try the case.”
“Well, I don’t know if anybody would have the courage to give me the case,” he added, “but, uh, if you give me the case, I will prosecute it as a racketeering case, which I kind of invented anyway,” Giuliani said.
I'm going to need a lawyer, a constitutional scholar and, I think, a psychologist to explain what just happened pic.twitter.com/HOpxKmh5rZ
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 1, 2020
MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner
“Can we do a quick conflict-of-interest refresher? Giuliani just said he’d be willing to “prosecute” the Senate trial in which he represents the president who is . . . wait for it . . . the defendant!,” wrote MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner. “Maybe he just wants to prosecute a case so strong that even HE could win it?”
“Rudy Giuliani just retweeted this video of him bragging that he would ‘prosecute’ the case against Trump (his own client) as a ‘racketeering case.’ ” wrote former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.
Rudy Giuliani just retweeted this video of him bragging that he would “prosecute” the case against Trump (his own client) as a “racketeering case.” https://t.co/KDyG2DPBJJ
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) January 1, 2020