Donald Trump denied directing Rudy Giuliani to go to Ukraine to look for dirt on his political rivals, in an interview with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “No, I didn’t direct him, but he is a warrior, he is a warrior,” Trump told O’Reilly in an interview streamed on the internet on Tuesday.
Giuliani has said publicly that he conducted an investigation “concerning 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption” on Trump’s behalf. Asked by O’Reilly what Giuliani was doing in Ukraine, Trump said “you have to ask that to Rudy.”
“Rudy has other clients, other than me,” Trump said. “He’s done a lot of work in Ukraine over the years.” Giuliani is under investigation by federal prosecutors related to his activities in Ukraine.
“Rudy Giuliani, he’s your personal lawyer,” @BillOReilly says. “Giuliani’s your personal lawyer. So you didn’t direct him to go to Ukraine to do anything, or put any heat on them?”
“No, I didn’t direct him, but he’s a warrior,” President Trump replies. “Rudy’s a warrior.”
— David Gura (@davidgura) November 26, 2019
LISTEN: President Trump is now distancing himself more than ever from lawyer Rudy Giuliani, claiming he did not direct Giuliani to act on his behalf in Ukraine in a new interview with Bill O’Reilly. pic.twitter.com/6JaP9oOLMI
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) November 26, 2019
Trump Denies Sending Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine for Biden Probe// Giuliani has said everything he did was to defend his client. https://t.co/P1MVRppOog
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 26, 2019