Rejecting Democrats' claims of him engaging in election meddling, Rudy Giuliani said his investigation into Ukraine corruption came while working as President Donald Trump's attorney during the then-open Mueller probe.
"All of this nonsense about I've interfered with the election, I gathered all this evidence before the Mueller probe ended, so it was clearly under my responsibility as the lawyer for the president of the United States," Giuliani told Fox News' "Hannity."
"The final meeting that the Ukrainians asked for, I did when the investigation was over – at the request of the State Department."
The above appears to set up a full claim of attorney-client privilege against a House Intelligence Committee subpoena delivered Monday.
The intel committee seeks Giuliani's documents in "an investigation of credible allegations that [Giuliani] acted as an agent of the president in a scheme to advance his personal political interests by abusing the power of the Office of the President."
Giuliani told host Sean Hannity he is "weighing the alternatives" of cooperating with the subpoena.
Giuliani maintains his work investigating Ukraine corruption did not involve former Vice President Biden or his son Hunter, until he uncovered the "pay for play" amid the work for his presidential client.
"They bought Joe Biden's office," Giuliani said of Ukrainian oligarchs tied to billionaire Democratic donor George Soros. "Wake up Democrats. You are covering up corruption and by the time and is over, you are going to be the party of corruption.
"I prosecuted corruption – Democrats and Republicans – I can smell this; [Former President Barack] Obama let this happen," Giuliani continued.
"Any honest president would have called the vice president in and say, 'Joe, what are you doing? I sent you there to straighten out corruption and you have your son, who has no capabilities, getting millions from a crook in the Ukraine."
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