the previous New York City The mayor is currently caught between a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems over allegations he made regarding the 2020 election, and a narrow federal investigation into his dealings in Ukraine On behalf of Trump.
‘I haven’t changed at all,’ Giuliani defiantly told NBC 4 New York when asked about his waning reputation.
“What happened is that our country went off course.”
Speaking at the World Trade Center memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Giuliani said he was aware of the criticism but shrugged it off.
He took a similar stance on old rumors that he had a drinking problem – and denied ever hitting the bottle before giving an interview.
I don’t think I did an interview while drunk. I have it sometimes – I mean, I drink normally. I love Scotch. Giuliani: I drink Scotch.
Lecturer Melissa Russo pressed him, “So you don’t believe you have a drinking problem?”
Giuliani spoke with a local network in New York at the World Trade Center memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks
In the interview, he can be seen posing and joking with fans
Other times, a passerby would tease him, as he was told “I loved your work in Borat 2!”
“I just don’t believe it, I know I’m not,” Giuliani replied with a laugh. ‘I mean – I, no, I’m not an alcoholic. I’m a worker – I probably work more effectively than 90 percent of the population.
At one point, he had to stop speaking because a passerby shouted, “I loved your job in Borat 2!”
Giuliani said he worked 12 to 15 hours a day — but was suspended from law practice in New York City and Washington, D.C. over allegations he made regarding the 2020 election.
These baseless allegations of election fraud earned him a defamation suit from Dominion Voting Systems which he failed to dismiss earlier this month.
In a lawsuit on Wednesday, Giuliani indicated that he still stands by allegations that the company’s voting machines were rigged in favor of Joe Biden.
His lawyer wrote that the allegations were “largely true” although he admitted that Giuliani “lacked sufficient knowledge or information” about the company’s voting software to be aware of whether they were defamatory.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing Trump’s former lawyer for $1.3 billion over allegations he made regarding the 2020 election, including comments at the November 19 press conference.
After the November elections, Giuliani helped spread wild allegations such as that the Dominion was financially backed by “communist money” from Cuba and China.
His actions before the elections, specifically his dealings in Ukraine, are also under scrutiny.
A federal investigation led to a raid on his home and office in late April. Investigators confiscated 18 electronic devices belonging to him and his workers.
In the months leading up to Election Day, Giuliani lobbied the Ukrainian government to force it to open an investigation into the Biden case.
“They can torture me all they want, they can put me in prison,” Giuliani said of the investigation.
“Do you think charges may be imminent?” Asked.
“If they charge me, they will have to make it up,” Giuliani replied.
Giuliani mocked the fact that federal investigators may be struggling to get access to his technology
The interviewer noted in an audio comment that “Giuliani insists that he did not commit any crime, but that he returned to prison again and again.”
He appeared to mock the federal investigators and said they couldn’t unlock his phone – adding that he would cooperate if they were “kinder”.
“I don’t think they managed to get in,” he said. That is why they will not return it. “
If they were nice, I would help them, but they’re not nice, they’ve been investigating me for two and a half years, and I’d offer to go there and explain anything they wanted.
He said the increased legal fees were a sign that “the country is in terrible danger”.
“I think the Department of Justice has been completely sabotaged and politicized.”