Giuliani: “When This Is Over, “I’ll Be The Hero”
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is now the subject of political scorn as officials attempt to distance themselves from him, following the back-to-back release of the summary of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the full whistle-blower complaint.
In a phone interview with The Atlantic, Giuliani said, “It is impossible that the whistle-blower is a hero and I’m not. And I will be the hero! These morons--when this is over, I will be the hero.”
The complaint claims that White House officials attempted to “lock down” all records of Trump’s call with Zelensky, during which Trump offered Attorney General William Barr and Giuliani’s aid to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in the country. The whistle-blower complaint alleged that State Department officials were “deeply concerned” about Giuliani’s role in the Ukrainian scandal, specifically his subsequent conversations with Ukrainian leaders.
“I’m not acting as a lawyer. I’m acting as someone who has devoted most of his life to straightening out government. Anything I did should be praised,” the former mayor of New York City said.
“If this guy is a whistle-blower, then I’m a whistle-blower too,” Giuliani said. “You should be happy for your country that I uncovered this.”
Giuliani said he’s looking forward to watching the State Department “sink themselves”, as current and former administration officials, who previously praised him for his loyalty, create distance from him.