Giuliani Admits He Asked Ukraine To Investigate Biden

The Washington Post reports:

Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, contradicted himself when asked whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, ranted about media bias and defended Trump amid new reports about an intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint, during a chaotic and fiery CNN interview Thursday night.

Immediately after anchor Chris Cuomo introduced him and summarized the latest news out of the whistleblower story, which had only broken about an hour prior, Giuliani went into attack mode. “I’m glad I’m on tonight, because what you just said is totally erroneous,” Giuliani said.

Giuliani spent the first half of the interview repeating the claim that Biden in 2016 pressured Ukraine to drop its top prosecutor, which at the time was also investigating a natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter was on the board.

Real Clear Politics reports:

“You never asked anything about Hunter Biden? You never asked anything about Joe Biden?” Cuomo followed up. “The only thing I asked about Joe Biden is to get to the bottom of how it was that Lutsenko dismissed the case against AntAC,” Giuliani said, referring to former Ukrainian prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and the Ukrainian-based Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC).

“So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden,” Cuomo said. “Of course I did,” Giuliani replied. “You just said you didn’t,” Cuomo responded. “I didn’t ask them to look into Joe Biden,” Giuliani shot back. “I asked them to look into the allegations that related to my client which tangentially involved Joe Biden.”