Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney said on Tuesday that he is considering filing individual lawsuits against House Democrats for allegedly violating the civil and constitutional rights of the Trump and his administration amid new inquiries and subpoenas from the infamous whistleblower complaint.
While being interviewed on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Giuliani indicated that he had already sought the advice of civil rights and constitutional lawyers who have recommended such legal action be taken.
“I think we have to raise their consideration of constitutional and criminal rights. This is worse than McCarthy. How about a total illicit impeachment proceeding? This is an illicit, rogue impeachment proceeding,” Giuliani told TV host Laura Ingraham.
The former NYC mayor said that some House Democrats were guilty of violating Article II of the Constitution, which describes the president’s powers during his four-year term. It specifically addresses his power to conduct the foreign policy of the United States. Giuliani also said that he may sue Democrats in Congress for allegedly violating attorney-client privilege as well as obstruction-of-justice claims.
Giuliani was subpoenaed on Monday by the chairmen of three House committees to provide key documents related to the Ukraine telephone call as part of their Trump impeachment inquiry. Giuliani retained a lawyer on Tuesday – former Watergate prosecutor John Sale.
Giuliani said that he has video recordings and interview notes as evidence, which are protected from an additional subpoena under the statute of attorney-client privilege. He also indicated that the evidence incriminates House Democrats for allegedly threatening foreign powers into silence amid there impeachment inquiry.
One example he identified is when Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-CT.) bragged to reporters that he told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky his cooperation with Trump and Giuliani would be considered election meddling and would be “disastrous for long-term U.S.-Ukraine relations.”
Trump’s attorney also accused the media of bias, saying that they have turned a blind eye to the activities of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter — and their involvement in the Ukraine situation.
“[The media] are covering up for the Democrats because they are more corrupt than anyone realizes. They are covering up serious crimes that were committed against the United States by the Bidens and taking millions and multimillions of dollars and putting the United States in a very compromised position,” Giuliani said.
Meanwhile, Giuliani indicated that the Democrats in Congress, along with Joe Biden, are trying to silence him and Attorney General William Barr because they are effective in their legal defense of Trump. In fact, Biden’s presidential campaign requested in a letter Sunday that major news networks not invite Giuliani on air anymore, once he began calling out Biden’s corrupt dealings throughout Ukraine and China.
During the interview, Ingraham reminded the former mayor that members of Congress are given immunity from prosecution in regard to comments made during legislative sessions. His response was that he would come after House Democrats for their remarks made outside of Congress, include Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-CA.) who posted on her social media account that Trump should be “kept in solitary confinement” and a congressmen whose name he did not mention, who allegedly said Barr should be arrested.