President Donald Trump’s personal attorney admitted he wants to testify at the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. “I would testify,” Guiliani told reporters. “I would do demonstrations, I would give summations.”
But he didn’t limit his wish to merely testifying, “Or, I do what I do best — I try the case. I would love to try the case.”
“I don’t know if anybody would have the courage to give me the case”, said Giuliani, “but, if you give me the case, I would prosecute it as a racketeering case — which I kind of invented anyway. It’s been thirty years ago but let’s see if I can still do it.”
“I’d love to try the case, I don’t know if anybody would have the courage to give me the case, but if you give me the case, I will prosecute it as a racketeering case.”
— Koke Report ???? (@KokeReport) January 1, 2020
Earlier in December, the House impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstructing Congress after allegations he attempted to get Ukraine to deliver negative information about 2020 Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi must send the articles of impeachment to the Senate before the Senate can convene its trial. However, Pelosi has received criticism from both sides of the aisle for delaying the transmission of the impeachment articles.
Although it’s unclear if Giuliani’s recent statements given at Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-lago will come to pass, his involvement would be an unexpected twist to an already contentious proceeding.
Giuliani has repeatedly asserted the President did nothing wrong during his communications with Ukraine that ultimately resulted in his impeachment. Instead, Giuliani claims the true bad actors are former Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.