Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani tears up Ukraine probe: “I did not commit any crime” Capitol Uprising hearing reveals Trumpworld illusions GM refuses to back Mo Brooks’ defense against riot lawsuit by Swalwell PLUS Friday criticized a Justice Ministry investigation into his alleged relations with Ukraine, saying he “had not committed any crime”.
“I haven’t committed any crime, and if you think I committed a crime, you’re probably really stupid because you don’t know who I am,” Giuliani said. in an interview with NBC New York.
Federal prosecutors have for some time been investigating Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for the former President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Facebook – White House, Democrats play a blame game on evictions, and his connections in Ukraine, examining his actions when he lobbied for a Ukrainian investigation into the Biden family.
They are specifically examining whether Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration for the Ukrainian oligarchs, who are the same officials who helped dig dirt on Trump’s former political rivals, including the Democratic presidential candidate of the time, Joe Biden.
Giuliani, however, says he is innocent, saying that he was working for Trump as an attorney at the time of the alleged contact.
“Did the guy who put the Mafia in jail, the terrorists in jail, the Ed Koch commissioners in jail and the worst people on Wall Street – I’m not [a form]? I mean, it’s just crazy, ”Giuliani, former New York mayor and US attorney for the Southern District of New York, told NBC New York.
The local television station said it was originally planned to interview Giuliani at the World Trade Center Memorial for an article on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, “but it was clear there were more. things that weighed on his mind, “including the 2020 Election and its investigation.
Giuliani’s investigation reached a turning point in April when federal prosecutors executed a search warrant at his home and law firm.
Giuliani told NBC New York he was “more than willing to go to jail if they wanted to put me in jail,” but warned people “would suffer the consequences in heaven” if he was incarcerated.
“I’m not, I haven’t done anything wrong,” he said.
When asked why he would be willing to go to jail if he is innocent, he said, “Because they lie, they cheat. “
He accused the Justice Department of having a double standard, comparing his situation to the nursing home scandal surrounding the New York government. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoThe Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Facebook – White House Democrats play the blame game on evictions Investigators toast Cuomo for 11 hours in sexual harassment investigation The State Teachers Union of New York Opposes Mandates for Staff Immunization PLUS (D) and information on a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Facebook – White House Democrats play blame game on evictions GOP skepticism hangs over bipartisan spending deal Biden vaccine rule sets the stage for legal attack MOREthe son of.
“When you see the differences between the way Cuomo was treated and the way I’m treated, and you don’t realize there’s a very, very terrible distortion of justice. Because that’s not the only example, ”Giuliani said.
Giuliani also spoke out on the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, telling the local TV station that the incident was a “sacrilege” while claiming he had not stirred up violence in his speech before. let the pro-Trump mob descend on the building.
“I believe January 6 was a crime. I believe they committed the crime of trespassing, I believe they carried out destruction, ”he said.
Asked about his legacy, which will end his tenure as esteemed New York mayor and besieged lawyer for a twice impeached president, Giuliani said he “can’t control this.”
“I cannot control this, I cannot control my inheritance,” he said, adding: “I believe I will be justified.”
Giuliani made headlines in recent weeks when New York State and the District of Columbia suspended his law licenses in both jurisdictions.
The New York Supreme Court’s appeals division ruled in June that Giuliani made “patently false and misleading statements” to courts, lawmakers and the public when he represented Trump and his campaign in their efforts to overturn the lawsuits. 2020 presidential election results.
The DC decision was triggered automatically following the move to New York City, pending disciplinary proceedings in the state.