The former New York mayor shouted at Cuomo, repeatedly contradicted himself, declared Cuomo to be “the enemy” and at one point, placed his head on his hand and closed his eyes, showing off a New York Yankees World Series ring:
Cuomo began the segment by recapping the latest news about a whistleblower complaint, which both The New York Times and The Washington Post reported on Thursday involved Trump’s contact with Ukraine. The news came amid House Democrats’ investigation of allegations that Trump and Giuliani “sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into helping the Trump reelection campaign.”
Earlier this year, Giuliani canceled a trip to Ukraine in which he was allegedly planning to pressure the government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The elder Biden is seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Trump during next year’s presidential election.
Giuliani told Cuomo that it was a “scandal of major proportions which all of you have covered up for five or six months.” He also revived right-wing conspiracy theories about billionaire George Soros, claiming he was in on the “major” scandal with Biden.
But Giuliani first denied trying to encourage Ukraine to investigate Biden.
“Did you ask the Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden?” Cuomo asked.
“No,” Giuliani said. “Actually, I didn’t.”
Giuliani said he asked Ukraine to investigate if that country tried to help Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
“You never asked anything about Hunter Biden? You never asked anything about Joe Biden?” Cuomo asked.
Giuliani then admitted he asked Ukraine to look into a conspiracy theory related to Biden.
“So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?” Cuomo asked again.
“Of course I did!” Giuliani said.
“You just said you didn’t!” Cuomo said.
“No, I didn’t ask them to look into Joe Biden,” Giuliani replied.
Watch the exchange below:
CNN's @ChrisCuomo: "Did you ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?"@RudyGiuliani: "Of course I did"— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 20, 2019
President Trump's attorney says he had spoken with a Ukrainian official about Joe Biden's possible role in that government's dismissal of a prosecutor who investigated Biden's son. pic.twitter.com/hqmqtmx2VW
Giuliani: "Some whistleblowers are liars"@ChrisCuomo speaks with Pres. Trump's attorney @RudyGiuliani about a whistleblower complaint that was never alerted to the House Intelligence Committee despite the intelligence community IG finding it "credible" and of "urgent concern" pic.twitter.com/dQ8ORHWwgF— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 20, 2019
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