In the course of the contrived controversy about President Donald Trump and Ukraine, the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has become a central figure in that discussion due to his own activities in Ukraine and has endured sustained character assassination attempts and reputational smears from the liberal media.
But in a defiant tweet on Sunday, the former New York City mayor wrote: “The Mafia couldn’t kill me so NO, I am not worried about the swamp press!”
The Washington Examiner reported that Giuliani’s tweet followed a somewhat combative interview with Fox News host Ed Henry during which Henry asked Giuliani if he was “afraid” about potentially being indicted as part of the Ukraine controversy.
“Ohhhhh, wow,” Giuliani replied. “How long have you known me, Ed? You think I’m afraid? Do you think I get afraid? I did the right thing. I represented my client in a very, very effective way.
“I was so effective that I discovered a pattern of corruption that the Washington press has been covering up for three or four years,” he added. “The reality is, I’m embarrassing you because you didn’t do your job, and I’m also going to bring out a pay-for-play scheme in the Obama administration that will be devastating to the Democrat Party.
“I expected, the moment I heard Biden’s name, I told my colleagues that they’re gonna try to kill me, because they’re gonna kill the messenger,” Giuliani said.
He went on: “But dammit, the mafia couldn’t kill me, your colleagues are not gonna kill me.”
The former prosecutor then proceeded to laugh uproariously at a report that he stood to benefit financially from a gas pipeline deal in Ukraine and denied having any financial interests in that country at all. Watch below:
The New York Post reported that Giuliani also had another remarkable tweet later on Sunday in which he addressed media reports about another moment in the interview in which it was asserted that he had “insurance” against Trump if the president “threw him under the bus.”
“The statement I’ve made several times of having an insurance policy, if thrown under bus, is sarcastic [and] relates to the files in my safe about the Biden Family’s 4 decade monetizing of his office. If I disappear, it will appear immediately along with my RICO chart,” he tweeted.
Democrats and their media allies have undeniably been gunning for Giuliani for quite some time and would like nothing better than to see him face legal trouble for his activities in Ukraine unearthing “dirt” about opponents of President Trump.
But it looks abundantly clear that the former prosecutor who played a significant role in taking down the mafia in New York City in the 1980s and ’90s is entirely unafraid of what the partisan media and their comrades in Congress might try to do to him.