While attending Donald Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, Rudy Giuliani told reporters that he would be willing to testify at his Trump’s Senate trial, but he then added that would “love” to represent Trump in the proceedings.
“I would testify, I would do demonstrations, I’d give lectures, I’d give summations, or I’d do what I do best, I’d try the case. I’d love to try the case,” Giuliani said as he made his wat into the Florida resort on Tuesday night.
Giuliani is a former federal prosecutor and Trump’s personal attorney. He told the media that he would love to lead Trump’s defense.
“I don’t know if anybody would have the courage to give me the case, but if you give me the case, I will prosecute it as a racketeering case, which I kind of invented anyway,” he stated, referring to his pioneering use of racketeering laws to take down New York mob leaders in the 1980s.
“It was 30 years ago, but let’s see if I can still do it,” Giuliani added.
He did not go into detail, but he has stated in the past that Trump did nothing wrong in the dealings with Ukraine that led to his impeachment. He continues to claim that the real “wrongdoers” are Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
The impeachment proceedings center on Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine’s president to investigate the Biden family. Trump pushed for the investigation into his political rival while he withheld nearly $400 million in critical military aid from the country.
Many of Trump’s closest allies within the White House have urged him to distance himself from Giuliani, but so far Trump has not done that. Giuliani is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors who have already arrested two of his close associates on charges of violating campaign finance laws.
Giuliani continues to deny any wrongdoing. He recently told New York Magazine that if prosecutors were investigating him “they’re idiots.” In that same interview, Giuliani stated that he wanted to represent Trump in the Senate trial so he could cross-examine Democrats.
“I’m great at it. It’s what I do best as a lawyer. That’s what I would be good at,” he said. “Oh, I would love it, I could rip — you know, I hate to sound like a ridiculously boastful lawyer, but cross-examining them would be, I don’t know, I could’ve done it when I was a second-year assistant U.S. attorney. They’re a bunch of clowns.”
Giuliani continues to claim that Joe and Hunter Biden were involved in criminality in Kyiv.
Trump addressed reporters before his New Year’s Eve party began, but he did not address who would represent him in the trial. He did once again call impeachment “a big fat hoax.”
“As far as I’m concerned I will be happy with the trial because we did nothing wrong,” he stated.