Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of President Donald Trump, revealed on Sunday that he wants an investigation to be launched into what he described as the “corruption” that was in Barack Obama’s administration.
“I’m trying to investigate a massive corruption scandal in the Obama administration,” Giuliani said, according to Daily Mail. “The Washington press corps has been covering this up for the last three years.”
Giuliani went on to say that he wants authorities to look into a “pay for play scheme” which he alleged involved former Vice President Joe Biden and his brother James Biden. The lawyer then described Biden as the media’s “honey boy” before accusing news outlets of ignoring allegations against the Bidens and the Obama administration’s dealings in both China, Romania, and Ukraine.
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Giuliani also defended Trump’s actions of asking the Ukrainian president and China to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden in a July phone call that Democrats are now saying should get the president impeached.
“There is nothing wrong…I mean, the fact is, the president of the United States has every right to ask countries to help us in a criminal investigation that should be undertaken,” Giuliani said.
The former New York City mayor slammed the media for participating in an alleged cover up by not reporting about the allegations against Biden and his family.
“The fact is this is not a political opponent. It didn’t start that way. But the media, which is completely corrupt and completely biased – and you got like a really big story that’s going to come out here about how corrupt this media is,” Giuliani said. “Allegation after allegation of corruption, never followed up, never looked at. About 100 newspaper articles going back to the ’80s saying that [Joe Biden’s] brother was selling his public office.”
Giuliani and Trump have long claimed that Biden and his son Hunter were engaged in nefarious business dealings in Ukraine and China, which the president said is the reason why he asked both governments to look into the Bidens’ business dealings there. Giuliani accused Biden of using his position as vice president to pressure the Ukrainian government into firing top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma.
Though Biden has admitted to putting pressure on Ukraine to fire Shokin, he claims his son’s business dealings had nothing to do with it.
“We weren’t pressing Ukraine to get rid of a tough prosecutor,” Biden said. “We were pursuing Ukraine to replace a weak prosecutor who wouldn’t do the job.”
This new interview comes days after Giuliani blasted Obama, claiming that the former president could have stopped or prevented a potential conflict between between Biden, his son Hunter and Ukraine.
“The big question that has to be asked is, in 2015 when The New York Times first exposed the enormous conflict that [Joe] Biden had in Ukraine and criticized him – how could you have your son taking money from a corrupt oligarch? Why didn’t Obama stop it? Any honest president would’ve stopped it,” Giuliani said on Friday.
“Is it possible if we break this open we’re going to find out the Obama administration might be one of the more corrupt administrations in a very long time?” he added. “Is it possible that Democrats would cover that up and fight for their lives and have Schiff going out violating laws in order to frame the president of the United States?”
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