Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani might begin a podcast to counter public hearings this week on the House impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, according to news reports Monday.
Giuliani, 75, was overheard discussing a possible podcast over lunch Saturday with a woman at a Manhattan restaurant, Sant Ambroeus, CNN reports.
The conversation lasted more than an hour, touching on such topics as dates for recording and releasing the podcast, settling on a logo, and how to upload the podcast to iTunes and other distributors.
Two people who overheard Giuliani's provided a recording of the conversation to CNN.
However, Christianné Allen, a spokeswoman for Giuliani, told the cable network that President Trump's personal attorney discussed the podcast idea at the Saturday lunch.
"Many Americans want to hear directly from Rudy Giuliani," Allen said. "He is considering several options.
"As of now, [he has] not decided on the strategy, but [is] getting very close."
Giuliani said over lunch that he hoped to have four or five episodes that would "analyze the impeachment in every aspect."
He planned to have as many as four episodes finished before the start of the Senate trial.
The House is scheduled to begin hearings Wednesday. A Senate trial would then follow should the House approve articles of impeachment.
In addition, Giuliani also mentioned two op-eds for major newspapers that he hoped to publish, according to the report.
The first would explain why Trump is "unimpeachable" and the second piece would put forth Giuliani's defense of his client.
On Friday, Giuliani appeared on the "War Room: Impeachment" podcast, co-hosted by former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon and former campaign communications director Jason Miller.
He said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has "completely trashed the Constitution" in overseeing the impeachment probe.
"There are good whistleblowers, and there are bad whistleblowers," Giuliani said. "There are good informants and there are bad informants.
"That's why we have a trial," he said. "That's why we have cross-examination.
"It's in the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
"From their point of view, he's unpopular," he said of Democrats and the president, "but, dammit, he's entitled to a defense, or we're not America."
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