Donald Trump's personal lawyer stated that his mission was to "destroy the world" as he sought to defend his involvement in the scandal in Ukraine.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a statement during questioning about his role in the head. an investigation into the political rival of US President Joe Biden.
His contacts with Ukrainian officials on behalf of Mr. Trump are now at the center of an impeachment inquiry that resulted in the dismissal of a complaint against CIA officials in the White House. .
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During an interview with Fox News, Mr. Giuliani was asked why he was affiliated, not the State Department or the Attorney General.
"Why are you a personal lawyer for the president?", Added Martha McCallum. "What is your personal mission?"
"Wow," Mr. Giuliani replied, before adding, "To disturb the world."
He went on: "My mission is to defend my own law based on the best traditions of the legal profession …. It is in the interest of my client to unravel the corruption in Ukraine that basically involves the election of Joe Biden."
Mr Giuliani, who was called to the House Democrats' court, has repeatedly claimed that Mr Biden acted corruptly in Ukraine on behalf of his son Hunter.
A former prosecutor in Ukraine said last month that the son of a former vice president "did not violate anything."
It has since been reported that he was warned by US Ambassador Kurt Volker. sources are "unreliable". Mr Biden's campaign complained that Mr Giuliani was spreading "false, disclosed conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump."
Mr Giuliani stated that his investigation was completed before Mr Biden announced he was running for president in 2020 – although the dates he gave suggested his investigation would be over before it began. "I started the investigation in November 2018, ended the investigation in March 2018," he said. "How could that affect the 2020 election?
" How did I know then that he was going to run for office, and why wouldn't I investigate him if he was the main character in all of history? "
Hours after the interview, Giuliani went online to accuse Democratic Congressman Rashid Tleib of suggesting that Mr Trump, his lawyers and other White House officials could be arrested by police. It was" evidence of a conspiracy to violate citizens rights and deceive us. "
" The inability to cover it with headlines shows that you are part of a corrupt news network, "he added.