Rudy Giuliani wants you to know he’s changed his mind.
President Trump’s personal lawyer said on Friday evening during an interview with Fox News’ Shannon Bream that he is no longer planning to travel to Ukraine to convince the country’s president-elect, Volodomyr Zelensky, to aid in an investigation which allegedly has ties to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
The younger Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian company that is the subject of a probe in Ukraine, which is what Giuliani wanted to help encourage during his trip. Since the elder Biden is a potential 2020 presidential opponent for Trump, Giuliani has faced criticism about the plan with many viewing it as election meddling.
The lawyer decided to forego the journey, however, citing an “unspecified political trap” designed by Trump’s political enemies. “I think this was a set-up,” Giuliani told Fox News, which is somewhat ironic since Giuliani drew up the plan to go in the first place. Still, he maintains there was nothing illegal or immoral about his initial plan. Watch an excerpt of the interview below. Tim O’Donnell
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