Giuliani floats new explanation for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden ,
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani offered a new defense on Wednesday of his efforts to secure a Ukrainian investigation ,
Into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, saying he had done so to defend Trump “against false charges.” That differed from what Giuliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham in a Sept. 24 interview. While it remains unclear whether federal investigators are looking to file charges against Giuliani,
Giuliani said of his entreaties for an investigation into the Bidens.“I never talked to a Ukrainian official until the State Department called me and asked me to do it . The investigation I conducted concerning 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption, was done solely as a ,
Defense attorney to defend my client against false charges, that kept changing as one after another were disproven. And then I reported every conversation back to them. Laura, I’m a pretty good lawyer, just a country lawyer, but it’s all right here, right here. The first call from the State Department.”
Further calling Giuliani’s latest explanation into question, the former New York mayor began pressuring officials in Kiev in the spring, months before Trump held a July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
A partial summary of the call released by the White House showed that Trump himself requested that Zelensky look into the Bidens. Attorney George Conway, an ardent Trump critic and the husband of Trump
Adviser Kellyanne Conway, took issue with Giuliani’s latest defense. It is not the first time that Giuliani has given mixed signals on his role in the Ukraine matter that now threatens Trump’s presidency. Giuliani, who has refused to comply with a House subpoena in conjunction with the impeachment inquiry ,