President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Friday that his mission is to “disrupt the world” while defending his interactions with Ukrainian officials.
“Why are you, the president’s personal attorney, what is your personal — what’s your mission?” Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Giuliani.
“To disrupt the world,” he said, adding, “My mission is to defend my client in the best traditions of the legal profession.”
MacCallum pressed Giuliani on whether it was in Trump’s interest — and not the nation’s — to urge a foreign country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s political rival.
“That’s a mischaracterization, Martha,” Giuliani fired back.
“It’s in the best interest of my client to unravel the corruption in the Ukraine, which involved mostly collusion in the election into which Joe Biden inserted himself,” he added.
MacCallum responded, “But isn’t that what [Attorney General] Bill Barr is doing? Isn’t that his job at the Justice Department?”
“Well, he wasn’t there when I was doing it,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani defended his role in investigating Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, asserting that the timing of his efforts showed they were unrelated to Biden running for president.
“I started the investigation in November of 2018,” he said before seconds later saying that he “ended the investigation” earlier that year.
“How could it possibly be to affect the 2020 election? How would I have known back then that he was going to run?” he added.