President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said that he’d be willing to testify in Senate’s impeachment trial of the president and added that he would like the opportunity to try the case himself.
The former New York City mayor made the proclamations while fielding questions from journalists outside of Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night.
“I would testify, I would do demonstrations, I’d give lectures, I’d give summations. Or, I do what I do best, I try the case,” he stated.
“I’d love to try the case,” Giuliani continued. When asked if that’s what he’s actually going to do, Giuliani answered, “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.”
Giuliani’s answer to being asked if he’d testify at the impeachment trial is completely insane pic.twitter.com/8BMjVy4r9A
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 1, 2020
It’s unclear if the Senate will accept new witnesses for the impeachment trial. Democrats have urged Senate Republicans to force witnesses to testify in the trial; however, some Republicans have floated calling a few witnesses from whom the Democrats don’t want to hear.
Guiliani’s overseas actions have been a big part of the case against the president. He had been conducting his own personal investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. He has also been looking into the younger Biden’s work with a Ukrainian company called Burisma, which faced allegations of corruption while the elder Biden was still in office.
The president encouraged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July phone call to work with Guiliani and to open an investigation into his political foe. The call set off impeachment proceedings in the House, which culminated with Trump becoming the third U.S. president to be impeached last month.
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