Rudy Giuliani Tells Dems to Pound Sand – Says He Will Not Comply with Congressional Subpoena
Rudy Giuliani told the Democrats to pound sand and said Tuesday he will not comply with a congressional subpoena.
Giuliani told ABC News “if they enforce it, then we will see what happens.”
JUST IN: Rudy Giuliani tells @ABC News he is not complying with congressional subpoena.
“If they enforce it, then we will see what happens," he says. https://t.co/UFvzmBelmk
— ABC News (@ABC) October 15, 2019
Giuliani’s counsel wrote to the House Intel Committee regarding the subpoena: “Mr. Giuliani will not participate because this appears to be an unconstitutional, baseless and illegitimate ‘impeachment inquiry.” Says subpoena is “burdensome” & “overbroad.”
Counsel for Giuliani writes to Hse Intel Cmte regarding subpoena. Says "Mr. Giuliani will not participate because this appears to be an unconstitutional, baseless and illegitimate
'impeachment inquiry." Says subpoena is "burdensome" & "overbroad."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 15, 2019
Rudy Giuliani fired off a tweet Tuesday afternoon blasting the Democrats’ “illegitimate, unconstitutional and baseless impeachment inquiry.”
I will not participate in an illegitimate, unconstitutional, and baseless “impeachment inquiry.”
Jon Sale, who is a lifelong friend, has represented me for the sole purpose of analyzing the request and responding. At this time, I do not need a lawyer. pic.twitter.com/l0IR0ikEHD
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 15, 2019
A couple weeks ago House Democrats subpoenaed Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the Biden crime family as a part of their impeachment probe.
The three Dem chairs of the Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees demanded in a letter-subpoena that Giuliani hand over all text messages, phone records and communications related to his “scheme” to press Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
The Democrats allege that Giuliani acted as an agent on behalf of the president in a “scheme” to advance Trump’s political interests “by abusing the power of the Office of the President.”
The deadline for Giuliani to give the Dems these documents was Tuesday, October 15.