On Monday while appearing on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,’ Rudy Giuliani suggested that Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, illegally spied on him and other Republicans.
Giuliani expressed anger that Yovanovitch was not under investigation. He made the accusation with no evidence to back up his claims.
Throughout the interview, Giuliani did his best to downplay evidence that has been provided to House Democrats by his associate Lev Parnas. The evidence that Parnas handed over implicated Giuliani in Yovanovitch’s ousting as an ambassador.
“The other allegation was that you directed the surveillance of a sitting U.S. ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, in Ukraine,” Laura Ingraham stated.
“No, I did not. No, I can definitely tell you I didn’t. In fact, she directed the surveillance of me – which nobody’s investigating – and of Mr. [John] Solomon and of your colleague Sean Hannity and of Donald Trump Jr,” Giuliani claimed.
Ingraham did not ask Giuliani if he had any proof to back up his claims, instead, she claimed that she too had been on “the list” of people who were surveilled.
“Oh are you on the list – nobody’s investigating that,” Giuliani responded angrily.
There is absolutely no evidence to back up Giuliani’s claims, but Parnas has provided congressional investigators documentation that raised major concerns that he and Igor Fruman worked with Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde to keep up surveillance on Yovanovitch’s movements while she was in Ukraine as a representative of the U.S.
Parnas told Rachel Maddow earlier this week that he “consistently” kept Giuliani updated on his work in Ukraine. He stated that he “wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani.”