Rudy Giuliani has been right at the center of the current Ukraine controversy swirling around Donald Trump. Having Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, investigated by the Ukranian government has been a long time pet project for the former New York City Mayor.
With the news of a White House whistleblower emerging this week, Giuliani has been all over cable news. At one point, he said that he had been told to talk with Ukraine by the State Department. He doubled down on those comments Thursday morning, saying he has text messages that he would use for protection.
Giuliani was asked this week by Laura Ingraham why he was directed to handle the situation rather than the FBI. He replied, “Because the FBI’s performance in this entire investigation, including up to this moment, is flawed.”
Today, the former New York mayor was asked by CNN if the State Department had spoken to him about his actions in the Ukraine. The whisteblower said in his report that multiple officials were concerned with Giuliani’s actions.
The lawyer for the President responded, “At no time did either one of them say they wanted to contain damage. At no time did the State Department in communication with me ever relay any of that information you’re talking about.”
A perturbed Giuliani said that he can prove that the State Department had urged on his work in Ukraine. He told CNN he has at least 5 text message from the Dept and said, “I’m going to use them to protect myself if and when I need them.”