Appearing on CBS this morning, Giuliani blasted John Bolton as a “backstabber” and says he never objected to his Ukraine probe.
Fox News reports on Sunday, the New York Times reported Bolton’s book manuscript included a claim that Trump explicitly linked a hold on military aid to Ukraine to an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.
Trump told Bolton in August, according to a transcript of Bolton’s forthcoming book reviewed by The Times, “that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens.”
The report prompted new calls for Bolton to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, including from several Republicans. The former New York City mayor said Bolton never expressed any concern to him about his investigation of Ukraine corruption and Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the country.
“He never said to me I’ve got a problem with what you are doing in Ukraine. Never once. Never winked. Never sent me a little note. That’s a classic backstabber,” Giuliani told CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge.
“So I feel I’ve got a swamp character here. I find his testimony about the president pretty close to incredible.”
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump’s personal attorney @RudyGiuliani told @CBS_Herridge that he’s ready to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if he gets clearance from the White House, and directly challenged John Bolton’s motivation and version of events. pic.twitter.com/XryDCWzkio
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 29, 2020
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