Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says he has 'insurance' if the president tries to throw him 'under the bus' over Ukraine scandal
During an interview, the former Mayor of New York covered a series of topics while implying he may have compromising information on the president if their longstanding relationship goes south
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney and former Mayor of New York City, revealed on Saturday, November 23, that should the commander-in-chief try to throw him "under the bus" over the Ukraine scandal, he has "insurance" to prevent it.
During an interview with Fox News, Giuliani covered a series of topics while implying he may have compromising information on the president if their longstanding relationship goes south.
As the former mayor became embroiled in the controversy, he has warned Trump against abandoning him. "I see things like, 'he's going to throw me under the bus'. I say he isn't, but I have insurance," Giuliani said, railing against the "fake news" brigade.
While the lawyer did not expand on what he meant by "insurance", he insisted Trump and him share a "very, very good relationship". Giuliani also dismissed suggestions that he could be indicted as a result of the impeachment storm.
"How long have you known me?" Giuliani asked the host. "Do you think I'm afraid? Do you think I get afraid? I did the right thing. I represented my client in a very, very effective way."
According to him, if the mafia weren't able to get to him, the media wouldn't be able to either. "I expected the moment I heard Biden's name, I told my colleagues they're going to try to kill me," he said.
"Because they're going to kill the messenger. But damn it, the mafia couldn't kill me, your colleagues are not going to kill me." Giuliani handed off several documents related to Ukraine to the State Department on Friday, November 22.
Among those is a report that includes Trump's hotel stationery, as well as the summary of a January 23, 2019, phone interview that Giuliani had with Victor Shokin, Ukraine's former prosecutor-general.
Shokin claimed, according to the interview summary, that he was relieved from his position following diplomatic pressure from the then-vice president Biden. This was after he was warned by US diplomats to stop investigating Burisma, the energy company where Biden's son Hunter was a board member.
Biden was previously caught on camera openly bragging about how he threatened to withhold loan guarantees until Shokin was removed from office in early 2016.