Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani argued today that he wouldn’t testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee unless members vote to remove Schiff from the panel’s chairmanship.
In an interview for Washington Post, Giuliani argued that he was taking the White House’s position that Schiff’s congressional committee was illegitimate. In addition, he revealed that the Trump administration would soon release a formal statement concerning the Intelligence committee.
“I wouldn’t testify in front of that committee until there is a vote of Congress and he is removed,” Giuliani said, referring to Schiff. “Let them hold me in contempt. We’ll go to court. We’ll challenge the contempt.“
“The position I’m stating is now the position of the administration,” Giuliani continued.
Giuliani joins a growing list of White House and Trump administration officials who have refused or have been blocked from testifying before Congress by the administration. Earlier today, U.S Ambassador for the EU Gordon Sondland was blocked from the White House from testifying in front of the panel.
Giuliani’s comments are the latest escalation of rhetoric against the Democrat’s impeachment inquiry. As you know, the Republicans are saying that the inquiry is illegal because the allegations that Schiff lied about the content of Trump’s talk with Ukraine President Zelensky.
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