Hours after he was subpoenaed by three House committees for documents and records related to his dealings with Ukraine, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to distance himself from the political fallout surrounding Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an appeared on Fox News.
“Will you testify?” Fox News host Sean Hannity asked the former New York City mayor. “Because I think [Trump lawyer] Jay Sekulow is absolutely right. You don’t have to do anything.”
“I don’t know,” Giuliani said. “I’m weighing the alternatives. I’ll get all my evidence together, I’ll get my charts.”
Giuliani then revealed he was in possession of “videotapes and tape recordings” which he claimed was “evidence.”
“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,” he claimed.
“And I have to tell you, Sean, all this nonsense about I was interfering in the election, 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,” he added.
Giuliani, who has repeatedly insisted that the State Department called and asked him to look into corruption in Ukraine, has been investigating unsubstantiated allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
The ex-mayor was given until Oct. 15 to comply with the subpoena, although he has already questioned its “legitimacy” in a tweet.
I have received a subpoena signed only by Democrat Chairs who have prejudged this case. It raises significant issues concerning legitimacy and constitutional and legal issues including,inter alia, attorney client and other privileges. It will be given appropriate consideration.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 30, 2019