For many years, Rudy Giuliani was the darling of Fox News. Dubbed America’s Mayor for his actions following 9/11, he was one of the more popular lawmakers in America. But a lot has changed since the early 2000’s.
The former New York City Mayor has been a supporter of Donald Trump since the businessman announced his Presidential run. But his “legal services” have hurt the President and are an important part of the current impeachment inquiry. Fox News correspondent, Steve Hilton, recently urged Trump to get rid of the “toxic” adviser. Giuliani is now threatening to sue the network.
Over the weekend, Hilton said of Giuliani, “It turns out that the former mayor’s own personal business interests are wrapped up in all this. To put it simply, he’s been trying to enrich himself on the back of his relationship with President Trump. It’s time to dump these toxic chumps (Giuliani, Joe DeGenova, Victoria Toensing).”
This report infuriated the sometime Presidential lawyer. He took to Twitter, writing, “I have not taken a penny for representing my friend, President Trump. I am outraged that Steve Hilton reported that I was trying to pursue private business deals in Ukraine to “enrich” myself, when in reality I have made ZERO in Ukraine! Very lazy reporting!”
Giuliani followed that message with a threat, “Since representing Trump I have considered and turned down all deals in Ukraine, even those not presenting a conflict. Lawyers tell me Steve Hilton is a wild card and I should sue him for libel. He recklessly disregarded the truth!”
Since representing Trump I have considered and turned down all deals in Ukraine, even those not presenting a conflict.
Lawyers tell me @SteveHiltonx is a wild card and I should sue him for libel.
He recklessly disregarded the truth!See Also
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 2, 2019
Hilton has yet to comment on Giuliani’s tweet.
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