Giuliani Says He May Sue Individual House Dems, Says “This is worse than McCarthy”

October 3, 2019

Appearing on Fox News, President Trump’s
personal attorney called the impeachment proceedings “illicit,” “rogue,” and “worse than
McCarthy.” Giuliani also indicated he may sue individual
House Democrats for allegedly violating his constitutional rights of the President. Rudy Giuliani is considering a lawsuit against
House Democrats. — Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 2, 2019 Fox News reports President Trump’s personal
attorney Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday he’s considering individual lawsuits against House
Democrats for allegedly violating the constitutional and civil rights of the president and members
of his administration amid new congressional inquiries and subpoenas resulting from a whistleblower’s
complaint. Speaking on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,”
Giuliani said he sought the advice of civil rights and constitutional lawyers who recommended
such legal action. “I think we have to raise their consideration
of constitutional and criminal rights. This is worse than McCarthy. How about a total
illicit impeachment proceeding? This is an illicit, rogue impeachment proceeding,”
Giuliani told host Laura Ingraham. The former mayor of New York City suggested
that some House Democrats were guilty of violating Article II of the Constitution, which outlines
the president’s powers during his four-year term as commander in chief, specifically his
power to conduct the foreign policy of the United States. He also said he may sue Democrats
in Congress for allegedly violating attorney-client privilege and over obstruction-of-justice
claims. The chairmen of three House committees subpoenaed
Giuliani on Monday, seeking key documents related to the Ukraine controversy as part
of their Trump impeachment inquiry. Giuliani lawyered up Tuesday, hiring former Watergate
prosecutor John Sale. Though still mounting a defense, Giuliani
claimed he has evidence, in the form of video recordings and interview notes, which are
protected from an additional subpoena under the statute of attorney-client privilege.
He said the evidence incriminates House Democrats for allegedly trying to threaten foreign powers
into keeping quiet amid the impeachment inquiry. He pointed to the example of Sen. Chris Murphy,
D-Conn., who last month boasted to reporters, including conservative columnist John Solomon,
that he told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that cooperating with Trump and Giuliani
would be viewed as election meddling and would be “disastrous for long-term U.S.-Ukraine
relations,” The Hill reported. Giuliani also accused mainstream media organizations
of bias, claiming they turned a blind eye to the Ukraine activities of former Vice President
Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. “[The media] are covering up for the Democrats
because they are more corrupt than anyone realizes. They are covering up serious crimes
that were committed against the United States by the Bidens and taking millions and multimillions
of dollars and putting the United States in a very compromised position,” he said. Per Politico, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign
demanded on Sunday that major TV networks stop booking Rudy Giuliani, accusing President
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer of spreading “false, debunked conspiracy theories”
on behalf of his client. “While you often fact check his statements
in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough,” Biden senior adviser
Anita Dunn and deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield wrote in a letter obtained by
POLITICO. “By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly
unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.”

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