Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News on Monday and claimed that his close associate, Lev Parnas, “misled” him
Giuliani appeared on Laura Ingraham’s show and claimed that Parnas made “many misrepresentations” about facts that surrounded his efforts to pressure the country of Ukraine to publicly open an investigation into Donald Trump’s political rival Joe Biden as well as his son, Hunter.
“Lev is someone … I was close to,” Giuliani said. “Obviously, I was misled by him. I feel very bad. I’m not going to respond to him for each and every one of the misrepresentations he’s made, because there are so many. If I’m called as a witness, I’m prepared to do it,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani then told Ingraham that he was not only disappointed in Parnas’ actions but that he was also “heartbroken” over the “stupid lies” he’s told and his “poor representation.”
Trump’s attempts to get Ukranian President Zelensky to open an investigation into the Biden’s by withholding nearly $400 million in much needed military aid is the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment.
Trump and Giuliani both claim that their efforts in Ukraine were done to help fight corruption. However, Parnas now says that fighting corruption was never the purpose of dealing with Ukraine.
“It wasn’t supposed to be a corruption announcement, it had to be about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and Burisma,” he said in an interview with Rachel Maddow last week.
Trump wanted an investigation into the Bidens because he believed that it would benefit him politically.
Parnas has handed over a treasure trove of information to Democratic investigators. The new evidence includes handwritten notes, text messages, voice mails, and photographs.
Donald Trump’s Senate trial is set to hear opening statements soon.
Watch Giuliani interview below: