Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, has hired a legal defense team to represent him as he is investigated for his work in Ukraine.
Giuliani made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, saying he is “represented and assisted” by attorney Robert Costello. The former NYC Mayor said he is being represented by Eric Creizman and Melissa Madrigal of the Pierce Bainbridge law firm.
This comes as federal prosecutors in Manhattan opened an investigation into Giuliani to determine whether he broke lobbying laws with his dealings with Ukraine. Authorities also arrested associates of Giuliani who were helping him look into allegations that former VP Joe Biden improperly used his position to pressure Ukraine to lay off investigating a natural gas firm that employed his son.
“The investigation I conducted concerning 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption, was done solely as a defense attorney to defend my client against false charges, that kept changing as one after another were disproven,” Giuliani tweeted Wednesday. “The evidence, when revealed fully, will show that this present farce is as much a frame-up and hoax as Russian collusion, maybe worse, and will prove the President is innocent.”
Last month Trump defended Giuliani, saying he’s being attacked in a “one-sided Witch Hunt” by House Dems.