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Tags: Trump Impeachment | Ukraine | rudygiuliani | framed | democrats | investigation

Giuliani Set Out to Prove 'Trump Was Framed' by Dems

rudy giuliani speaks with a crowd that wants regime change in iran
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a rally supporting a regime change in Iran outside United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

By    |   Sunday, 29 September 2019 10:09 AM

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said his work with the Ukraine was not about finding dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, but investigating Ukraine-Hillary Clinton collusion in the 2016 presidential election and "proving Donald Trump was framed by the Democrats."

"I am defending my client the best way I know how," Giuliani told ABC News "This Week." "This is not about getting Joe Biden in trouble. This is about proving that Donald Trump was framed by the Democrats."

Giuliani told host George Stephanopoulos all the work he was doing with Ukraine came because the media was dropping the ball on probing Ukraine corruption in potential 2016 election meddling and any assistance was aiding media-favored Democrats.

"George, is it possible for you to ever treat a charge against a Democrat in the same way you treat a charge against a Republican?" Giuliani asked the host, a former communications director for ex-President Bill Clinton. "Are you telling me if there was a sworn affidavit and the names here were Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr., you, your network, the entire Washington – wherever they are – I wouldn't have to be sitting here showing it to you."

Amid claims Giuliani might face scrutiny for his involvement in potential wrongdoing by the administration, the president's personal attorney explained he was merely working to "defend my client."

"Believe it or not I'm an attorney – everything I did was to defend my client," Giuliani said. "I'm proud of what I did, and I am proud of having uncovered what will turn out to be a massive pay for play scheme not unlike the Clinton Foundation."

Any effort by the House Intelligence Committee to pursue Giuliani will be rebuffed under attorney-client privilege and because Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is a partisan zealot out to "hang the president" and not find fact, Giuliani said.

"I wouldn't cooperate with Adam Schiff," Giuliani said. "I think he should be removed. If they remove Adam Schiff and put a neutral person in who hasn't prejudged the case. If they put a person in, someone, a Democrat who hasn't expressed an opinion here – if I had a judge in a case and he already announced, 'I'm going to impeach,' if he already went ahead and did a whole false episode, wouldn't I move to recuse that judge?"

Regardless, Giuliani said, the decision for the attorney to testify is all on President Trump.

"I said I will consider it," he added. "I have to be guided by my client, frankly. 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's already prejudged the case. If you want fairness here, we've got to put somebody in charge of that committee who has an open mind – not someone who wants to hang the president. Who said, 'I have evidence of Russian collusion.'

"Adam, where's the evidence?"

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said his work with the Ukraine was not about finding dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, but investigating Ukraine-Hillary Clinton collusion in the 2016 presidential election and "proving Donald Trump was framed...
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