Now that the Senate has acquitted Donald Trump, he can now tell the truth about his actions without the fear of repercussions and that appears to be exactly what he is doing.
On Thursday, Trump admitted that he did send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to dig up dirt on his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Trump appeared on Fox News where he confessed to host Geraldo Rivera that he did send his personal attorney to Ukraine.
“Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer?” Geraldo asked. “Are you sorry you did that?”
“Not at all,” Trump stated. “Rudy was a great crime fighter you know that may be better than anybody.”
Trump went on to state that he chose to send Giuliani instead of someone from the intelligence community because he does not trust the intelligence agency. He went on to state. as he has several times in the past. that U.S. intelligence agents spied on him during the 2016 campaign.
Trump then went on to argue that other presidents “all had lawyers” who “do things for them.”
“And it’s really circumventing…but very legally, and maybe getting things done faster,” he said. “But Rudy is a high-quality guy who by the way has a treasure trove of information.”
Trump’s admission is the complete opposite of his earlier claims. Trump had repeatedly claimed that he had nothing to do with Giuliani being in Ukraine and that he had no idea what he was doing there.
“Well, you have to ask that to Rudy,” Trump stated back in November while being interviewed by Bill O’Reilly. “But Rudy…I don’t even know…I know he was going to go to Ukraine and I think he canceled the trip.”
Trump would go on to suggest that his personal attorney could be in Ukraine on behalf of another client.
“Rudy has other clients other than me.”
“So you didn’t direct him to go there on your behalf?” O’Reilly asked at the time.
“No,” Trump replied.
Giuliani went to Ukraine to dig up dirt on the Biden family. Giuliani’s trips to Ukraine played a big role in Trump’s impeachment. Giuliani’s trips to Ukraine was spotlighted after a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s controversial phone call with the president of Ukraine was made. Trump had attempted to pressure Ukraine into opening an investigation into the Bidens by withholding nearly $400 million in military aid from the country. That investigation would have benefitted Trump politically.