Presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday accused former Vice President Joe Biden of being “a crook” in response to comments by House Democratic impeachment co-manager and fellow New Yorker Rep. Jerrold Nadler.
In an interview with Fox News’ Janine Pirro, Giuliani said an investigation into both Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in relation to their ties to Ukraine, was warranted despite the fact that Joe Biden is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Pirro noted that Nadler claimed Giuliani pushed Ukraine to investigate Biden-related corruption, which the former NYC mayor admitted.
“Yes, I wanted them to investigate. Yes, I wanted them to investigate it because it would help to exculpate my client. It had nothing to do with dig up dirt on Biden,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani then went into further details regarding his role in the Ukraine probe, which is central to the Democrat-led impeachment allegations against President Trump.
“It was handed to me in November of 2018,” Giuliani began regarding the Ukraine-Biden connection.
“The Biden family pulled somewhere between $8 million and $20 million out of Ukraine, totally corruptly. Biden was involved in two massive bribes. Zlochevsky bribed him. He bribed Poroshenko. He disgraced the United States of America. And Nadler should be ashamed for covering up for him,” Giuliani insisted.
“He also did the same thing, by the way, Biden did in Iraq where he was point man and his brother got a piece of it, $1.5 billion housing project,” the president’s lawyer continued.
“And he did the same thing in China when he was point man. And the kid got a $1.5 billion investment from China in a hedge fund for himself, Kerry’s kid and Whitey Bulger’s nephew,” he said.
Previous reports have noted that Biden used his vice presidency to help his son and John Kerry’s stepson Chris Heinz, land a $1.5 billion business deal in 2013 with a state-owned Chinese bank.
“Biden is so dirty that you and I would have had him indicted six months ago. And Nadler is doing what a hack Democrat usually does. He’s covering up for a crook,” Giuliani said.
“I don’t care if he was Vice President. I don’t care if he’s running for President of the United States. I’ll say it straight out, Joe Biden is a crook,” said the former mayor,
“And he sold out the United States of America in Iraq, in Ukraine, in China, and if we can’t prosecute him, we do not have justice in America.”