Seemingly with the President’s support, Rudy Giuliani has become an important figure in Trump’s impeachment defense. The former mayor of New York City even took a trip to the Ukraine to dig up dirt on Donald Trump’s political opponents.
Some of Giuliani’s defenses, however, concern conspiracy theories that have been debunked by United States Intelligence Agencies. According to a weekend report from The Daily Beast, multiple Republican lawmakers want to be disassociated from Trump’s sometime lawyer.
The piece, written by Erin Banco and Asawin Suebsaeng, notes, “Various lawmakers, as well as administration officials and national security brass, have privately expressed concerns about Giuliani’s latest Ukraine jaunt, given that the Trump lawyer’s efforts are what helped create this Ukraine scandal and get the president impeached in the first place.”
South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham had initially invited Giuliani to share his recent findings with the senate. The lawmaker now worries that the information given to the former New York City mayor didn’t come from a trustworthy place.
“He has not shared any of that information with me,” said Graham. “My advice to Giuliani would be to share what he got from Ukraine with the IC [intelligence community] to make sure it’s not Russia propaganda. I’m very suspicious of what the Russians are up to all over the world.”
New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez was less kind with his words about the lawyer. “Rudy Giuliani long ago lost any shred of credibility, especially after the dossier he assembled for the State Department stunningly mirrored Russian propaganda,” said the senator.