As calls continue to grow for former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify before the Senate in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is feeling left out.
Demands for Bolton's testimony skyrocketed among the public after allegations in his upcoming memoir that Trump sought to withhold Ukrainian aid as late as September to secure foreign investigations into Trump's political rivals.
Bolton's allegations strike to the very heart of the Trump impeachment case: whether or not Trump withheld aid on the basis of political investigations.
Nevertheless, Giuliani is flummoxed as to why Democrats want to hear from Bolton and not him, according to Chris Sommerfeldt of The Daily News.
Woke up a bit ago to some angry texts from Rudy Giuliani. He's pissed Dems aren't considering calling him as a wi… https://t.co/uNBDy2FoL4— Chris Sommerfeldt (@Chris Sommerfeldt) 1580218542.0
Giuliani has a theory for why Democrats haven't requested his presence, as he told Sommerfeldt in a text message:
"They have indicated in every way possible they are afraid of my physical presence. They know I know what they are covering up."
During the House impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump late last year, Democrats subpoenaed Giuliani for documents regarding his correspondence with Trump and Ukrainian officials, but he didn't comply, citing attorney-client privilege.
His latest claim that Democrats were afraid of his "physical presence" didn't get the reaction he was going for.
Giuliani's "physical presence" belongs in a 3 ring circus inside a zoo (with bars). https://t.co/ffFZwqeLwc— Granny (@Granny) 1580240566.0
@C_Sommerfeldt The only people who are afraid of Giuliani’s physical presence are those in attendance of his next family reunion.— InMinivanHell (@InMinivanHell) 1580228191.0
"But what about ME?!" Is there anyone in this administration who isn't a raging narcissist? https://t.co/VCtKuHB56p— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida) 1580236927.0
"...afraid of my physical presence." Bwahahahha Bwahahaha oh yes, that's it for sure. 🤣🤣😂 https://t.co/F0KsyhPP4A— SL (@SL) 1580228504.0
This can't be real. Rudy can't possibly be this dumb. https://t.co/gXgWwU8Q5x— Josh Baker (@Josh Baker) 1580229023.0
Some Americans welcome Giuliani's testimony, which they expect he'd bungle as badly as his previous television appearances.
This is a witness 1 for 1 I would take https://t.co/zWIqtpoAfX— Shannon4OH (@Shannon4OH) 1580219850.0
You can tell him, "Please do,". Thank you from America. https://t.co/bmfeBP6Z01— MaryMargaretCherokee (@MaryMargaretCherokee) 1580245321.0
Oh, PLEASE call on Guiliani to testify!!! 😅 https://t.co/62f6oTSbXF— Janry Dee (@Janry Dee) 1580245843.0
It's yet to be determined if witnesses will appear before the Senate at all, but testimony from Rudy would certainly prove interesting.
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