Rudy Giuliani and then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told The Guardian that he had “insurance” should the president seek to set him up as a fall guy in House Democrats’ impeachment investigation.
Giuliani’s lawyer quickly interjected that the remark was a joke — but the answer was telling nonetheless.
In recent days, reports have emerged that senior Republicans are mulling throwing Giuliani under the bus to distance Trump from the deal Giuliani was attempting to broker in Ukraine.
Giuliani has denied wrongdoing in relation to his activities in Ukraine, arguing that he was simply doing his job as Trump’s defense attorney.