On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani sent out a tweet in which he tried to explain that controversial actions he’s accused of doing were performed in order to help his client.
Instead, according to frequent Trump critic George Conway, Giuliani’s words may have been an admission on his part that the president engaged in impeachable acts.
“With all the Fake News let me make it clear that everything I did was to discover evidence to defend my client against false charges,” Giuliani, who has been accused of trying to influence and direct an investigation into Joe Biden on Trump’s behalf in Ukraine, said.
With all the Fake News let me make it clear that everything I did was to discover evidence to defend my client against false charges.Dems would be horrified by the attacks on me, if my client was a terrorist.But they don’t believe @realDonaldTrump has rights. Justice will prevail
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 24, 2019
While the statement from Giuliani may seem to himself to be a valid defense, Conway, who is the husband of Trump’s White House counsel Kellyanne Conway, looked at it from a different angle — one that admits Giuliani and Trump were trying to use the office of the president to benefit personally.
“This tweet is powerful evidence of an impeachable offense — that @realDonaldTrump’s dealings with the Government of Ukraine were for his own personal benefit, and not for the nation’s,” Conway said in a tweet that quoted Giuliani’s. “Keep tweeting and talking, @RudyGiuliani.”
Wow. This tweet is powerful evidence of an impeachable offense—that @realDonaldTrump’s dealings with the Government of Ukraine were for his own personal benefit, and not for the nation’s. Keep tweeting and talking, @RudyGiuliani. https://t.co/mIpiJ4bZfk
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 24, 2019
Giuliani’s tweet also took on an accusatory tone in the second half of it, suggesting that Democrats in Congress would be fine with his tactics were his client a terrorist rather than the president.
“Dems would be horrified by the attacks on me, if my client was a terrorist,” he said. “But they don’t believe @realDonaldTrump has rights.”
Giuliani is reportedly seeking his own personal attorney, reported CNN on Wednesday. Previously, Giuliani fired a different attorney to represent him, after he filed notice to Democrats in Congress that he wouldn’t comply with a subpoena order from them regarding the Ukraine scandal and Trump impeachment inquiry.
Giuliani said at the time he would find legal representation only if he felt the need to do so in the future.