President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is still deciding whether he will comply with House Democrats’ subpoena to appear for testimony, and claimed he had “video tapes” and other “evidence” he wants to share with Congress.
“I’m weighing my alternatives,” Giuliani told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday evening. “I’ll get all my evidence together, I’ll get my charts. I don’t know, if they let me use my video tapes and tape recordings that I have, if they let me get some of the evidence that I gathered — and I have to tell you, Sean, all this nonsense about I was interfering in the election, I gathered all this evidence before the Mueller probe ended, so it was clearly under my responsibility as the lawyer for the President of the United States.”
Giuliani tells Hannity he has "tapes" to share with Congress, but still weighing whether to appear for testimony pic.twitter.com/h1pfJZRXfC
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 1, 2019
Taking Giuliani’s remarks with a grain of salt, the former New York City mayor also started his with Hannity by spouting off on an unsubstantiated conspiracy about former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton working with Ukraine to find dirt on Trump in 2017, after the 2016 election. He also spent the majority of the interview peddling his fabricated allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden– accusations that are the center of President Trump’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Biden.
Giuliani begins his Hannity interview by pushing a conspiracy theory about Obama and Hillary Clinton colluding with Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump in January 2017 — which doesn't make much sense since the presidential election had come and gone by then pic.twitter.com/08yHvUYcgJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 1, 2019
Giuliani was subpoenaed by members of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees on Monday, requesting documents related to his efforts in Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden. The panels also requested information about Trump’s decision to temporarily withhold military aid from Ukraine around the same time he was pressuring the new Ukrainian president to probe the Biden family.
The subpoena is part of House Democrats quick moving impeachment inquiry, which Democratic leadership announced last week after revelations about the call were surfaced.