President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is making it clear that while Democrats are obsessed with a partisan pursuit of impeachment, they are going to be in for the fight of their lives.
Appearing on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Giuliani said he has been conferring with civil rights and constitutional lawyers in mounting a defense.
Host Laura Ingraham noted that Giuliani has hired former Watergate prosecutor Jon Sale after being subpoenaed by three Democrat-run House committees for documents related to the Ukraine controversy, which is at the center of their formal impeachment inquiry.
“I had a couple of talks with civil rights lawyers and constitutional lawyers today and here’s what they are recommending,” Giuliani said. “That we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the president and several people in the administration, maybe even myself as a lawyer, against the members of Congress, individually, for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights.”
He said Democrats are doing “extraordinary things,” citing Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, Giuliani said they are interfering with the president’s power to conduct foreign policy.
Ingraham stressed that Democrats would not get congressional immunity for what they are saying unless they said it on the House floor.
Several examples of egregious actions were cited, including Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who tweeted that the president of the United States should be “imprisoned & put into solitary confinement.”
Giuliani shared other possible tactics:
“We also sue them for trying to violate attorney-client privilege,” he said. “We can also sue them for doing things like obstructing justice — writing letters to Italy and to other countries that have evidence of criminality concerning a setup and a frame up is obstructing a criminal investigation.”
In summary, Ingraham said Giuliani is essentially telling Democrats they “will have to lawyer up.”
“I think we have to raise their consideration of constitutional and criminal rights,” Giuliani said. “This is worse than McCarthy. How about a total illicit impeachment proceeding? This is an illicit, rogue impeachment proceeding.”
After an exchange on whether Democrats are engaged in what they accuse Trump of, which is foreign interference in the election, the focus shifted to the “liberal media.”
“This is part of what the president is up against, let’s face it,” Ingraham said. “He’s up against a media that refuses — aggressively incurious about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden was employed by the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, which paid him up to $50,000 a month. As vice president, his father threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees if Ukraine did not fire a top prosecutor investigating corruption — the prosecutor was investigating Burisma Holdings.
“[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.
He would throw out another possibility, that being that the whistleblower complaint may be part of a greater conspiracy involving members of Congress, given the many concerns about the complaint.
The president’s attorney said that would be a conspiracy to violate civil rights, before turning his focus to why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has not held a floor vote on impeachment.
“The whole purpose of not getting a vote — you realize that the whole purpose of not getting a vote on impeachment if they got a vote on impeachment, the Republicans would have a right to subpoena witnesses,” he explained.
“They are depriving [Trump] of basic rights,” Giuliani insisted.
Ingraham marveled over the fact that we now find ourselves in “uncharted territory,” given the Democrat Party’s headlong pursuit to unseat a duly-elected president.
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