Rudy Giuliani Tried to Claim He 'Did Not Dig Up Dirt on Joe Biden' and Jake Tapper Clapped Back With Receipts
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is known by some to hurt his client more than help him.
Such was the case on Monday afternoon, after Trump's impeachment defense attorney, Jane Raskin, defended Giuliani on the Senate floor, dismissing the idea that he went to Ukraine to look for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Giuliani commended Raskin on Twitter.
Jane Raskin is doing a masterful job defending me in my role as defense counsel. As she pointed out, I did not dig… https://t.co/X2OmCFnwd9— Rudy Giuliani (@Rudy Giuliani) 1580159560.0
...incriminating documents. It was already a fully-intact bribery/extortion case. The reason you don’t know about… https://t.co/tCVpm3QUqu— Rudy Giuliani (@Rudy Giuliani) 1580159561.0
Giuliani blamed the familiar—if imaginary—establishment media.
It wasn't long before a supposed member of the establishment media specter, CNN's Jake Tapper, used Giuliani's own words against him.
CUOMO: So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden? GIULIANI: Of course I did. https://t.co/qyvwDA5VUg https://t.co/ultUqQIlYh— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1580160409.0
Tapper pointed out Giuliani's statement in a September interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, in which Giuliani denied attempting to dig up dirt on Biden before almost immediately admitting that he did.
.@ChrisCuomo: "So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?" @RudyGiuliani: "Of course I did" President Trump's… https://t.co/79mWELrLJP— Cuomo Prime Time (@Cuomo Prime Time) 1568945358.0
Numerous officials testified under oath to the House committees that Giuliani was conducting back channel diplomacy in an effort to spur an investigation into Burisma, the energy company on which Biden's son Hunter was a board member. They all said they understood Burisma to be a code for Biden. Giuliani's own former allies have said the same.
Despite his track record, Giuliani's ineptitude was still surprising.
@realDonaldTrump Raskin calls Giuliani "every thing a defense lawyer should be." Folks... let me just say... find… https://t.co/Wu2zs4QX7E— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580157331.0
Did Jane Raskin never listen to Giuliani on Fox News? How about on Chris Cuomo? He’s bragged ad nauseam about his inside info.— Susan Becraft (@Susan Becraft) 1580157051.0
@RudyGiuliani Rudy, you told Chris Cuomo on national TV on front of the whole nation that you asked the Ukraine to… https://t.co/tvIyTDDLFU— officialjules (@officialjules) 1580161091.0
@RudyGiuliani Lol Rudy you’re just so bad at this. You said otherwise LIVE ON AIR. https://t.co/wQYDhJKHce https://t.co/AA0kARhf9W— Nathan J (@Nathan J) 1580162522.0
@jaketapper My memory isn't that short. I'm old enough to remember seeing @ChrisCuomo interview with @RudyGiuliani… https://t.co/xjcUjmGUbw— Dr Shar Dreicer (@Dr Shar Dreicer) 1580160516.0
@briantylercohen @RudyGiuliani That's what happens when you lie. It's hard to keep your story straight.— Elaine (@Elaine) 1580162189.0
@jaketapper it just writes itself, man— ManiacalZ (@ManiacalZ) 1580160430.0
In a 2018 interview, Giuliani once claimed that "Truth is not truth."
It appears he's still clinging to that belief.