Rudy Giuliani spent much of his last year attempting to convince the Ukraine to open an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden. Not surprisingly, the former New York City Mayor’s name has come up often during the congressional hearings concerning Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelensky.
To this moment, Giuliani has refused to come in and testify before the House Intelligence Committee, preferring to defend himself on Twitter and on cable news. After being implicated today by UN Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the Trump lawyer posted then deleted a tweet defending himself.
Sondland said of the former New York City Mayor, “Mr. Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing investigations.” Those investigations were meant to concern the 2016 election and the business dealings of Hunter Biden.
The ambassador continued, “Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the president.”
Giuliani, clearly watching the hearings, took to his Twitter account to rebut the claims. He wrote, “I came into this at (Kurt) Volker’s request. Sondland is speculating based on VERY little contact. I never met him an had very few calls with him, mostly with Volker. Volker testified that I answered their questions and described them as my opinions, NOT demands. IE no quid pro quo!”
looks like maybe someone finally told Rudy to stop tweeting through it pic.twitter.com/T1Nj8ex3wx
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) November 20, 2019
Nearly as quickly as he posted the tweet, though, Giuliani had pulled it down. It is very likely that the House Intelligence Committee will make another request to speak with the Trump lawyer.
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