Daily US Times: Former personal lawyer of Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, has insisted he committed no crime while working for the former US president.
“I committed no crime,” he told NBC, who is under federal investigation over his dealings in Ukraine.
The former New York mayor said: “And if you think I did commit a crime, you’re probably really stupid because you don’t know who I am.”
Giuliani’s attempts to mine dirt on the then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden saw Trump impeached – and acquitted – for a first time.
Now under investigation himself, Rudy Giuliani has also seen his law licenses suspended in Washington DC and New York, for his part in propagating Trump’s lies about electoral fraud.
He protested to NBC New York that he couldn’t be guilty of failing to register as an agent for a foreign power, a charge recently denied by Tom Barrack, another Trump ally.
Giuliani asked: “As the guy who put the mafia in jail, terrorists in jail, put [former mayor] Ed Koch’s commissioners in jail and the worst people on Wall Street, I’m not going to file [as an agent]?” referring to highlights of his time as a prosecutor before becoming mayor.
Mr Giuliani also said he was “more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they are going to suffer the consequences in heaven, I’m not. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
He also claimed he was being treated unfairly compared to the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who faces questions over his handling of nursing homes in the early stages of the Covid pandemic.