Donald Trump’s personal attorney and fixer Rudy Giuliani enjoys the attention that he has been receiving since he became affiliated with the Trump presidential election campaign in 2016. He has been teasing the press with the latest news. Today, he made a significant announcement.
The former mayor of New York finally told ABC News at the very last moment that he would not comply with the subpoena that Congress sent to him. The question becomes at that point, what will the House chairs do now? Giuliani said:
‘If they enforce it, then we will see what happens.’
He continued, explaining that he would not be working with his impeachment attorney, Jon Sale any longer. The TV attorney said that should Congress decide to enforce its subpoena, then he would hire counsel again. The cost of such an attorney could easily run into the millions of dollars.
The chairs of three Democratic committees, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent Giuliani a subpoena last month. It read:
‘Giuliani admitted on national television that, while serving as the president’s personal attorney, he asked the government of Ukraine to target former Vice President Joe Biden.’
The president’s fixer told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos earlier that he would “consider” whether he would honor the subpoena. However, he said that Donald Trump would have to sign off on it:
“I’m a lawyer. It’s his privilege, not mine. If he decides that he wants me to testify, of course I’ll testify, even though I think Adam Schiff is an illegitimate chairman. He has already prejudged the case.’
The subpoena continued:
‘A growing public record indicates that the President, his agent Rudy Giuliani, and others appear to have pressed the Ukrainian government to pursue two politically-motivated investigations. The Committees have reason to believe that you have information and documents relevant to these matters.’
Sale replied to the three House chairs noting that Giuliani would not comply with their subpoena. It was one of his last acts. Tuesday was the deadline.
The FBI just arrested two of the former mayors’ business associates. The Soviet-born men were naturalized citizens and had a legal Florida business, Fraud Guarantee. They hired Giuliani and paid him $500,000 dollars for his contract with them.
Through their company, the men donated $50,000 to the Trump campaign and the GOP in 2016. That brought them into the president’s immediate circle. They also contributed over $300,000 to the 2020 election.
Democrats have accused Giuliani of running a parallel shadow operation in Ukraine to dig up “dirt” on former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The VP’s son sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company when his father was in office.
POTUS apparently believed that Biden was his strongest opponent for the upcoming presidential election. An investigation left both Bidens free of guilt.
Giuliani remains under criminal investigation in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which he used to run.
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