President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani attempted to create a conspiracy theory involving the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who has announced he is running to challenge Trump in 2020.
Giuliani sent a letter to Ukraine’s top prosecutor asking that he help dig up dirt on Democrats to say that they got campaign assistance from foreign advisors. It’s unclear if the Trump ally was attempting to do this to downplay Trump’s support from Russia or attempting to craft a conspiracy theory to destroy Biden in the Democratic primary.
“Giuliani said that Biden could have been trying to help his son’s business dealings and that Ukraine needs to investigate,” Bloomberg reported. But Thursday, the top prosecutor admitted there was no wrongdoing on behalf of the Biden family.
“Rudy Giuliani. It’s hard for me to comment on Rudy Giuliani. And I don’t think I will, because my Irish may come up,” Biden said when asked about the conspiracy theory.
Sean Hannity, a counselor to Trump, was one of many right-wing media sources to give Giuliani a platform to advocate his false conspiracy he was attempting to craft with Ukraine.
“There is overwhelming evidence of Ukrainian information being given to the Democratic National Committee operatives and the Hillary operatives,” Giuliani told Hannity on Wednesday night. It was less than 24 hours that Giuliani was proven to be a fraud.
“Rudy Giuliani: Biden Family Ukrainian Scandal ‘Is a Crime Begging to Be Investigated'” was the headline the right-wing site Gateway Pundit went with.
Giuliani was scheduled to go to Ukraine, but was forced to cancel it. He blamed Democrats for “spin.” Instead, it seems Giuliani likely canceled due to the outing of his manufactured scandal.
The internet was quick to mock Giuliani for another sketchy attempt to destroy a Democrat that failed spectacularly.
Check out those tweets below:
— Edward Lechner (@elechner1) May 16, 2019
Now we know why Rudy cancelled his junket!ADVERTISEMENT
— Larry Stephenson (@larrystephenson) May 16, 2019
Will Jim Comey reopen the investigation the weekend before the election?
— Bryan Knox (@bknoxmusic) May 16, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Maybe we need to check his emails
— Daniel S (@dpsal) May 16, 2019
Ukraine tired of this adminstration too
— T22J✨ (@Toyj22) May 16, 2019
I'm in constant awe by the way Rudy Giuliani has managed to master the art of epic humilation. That takes real effort and skill.ADVERTISEMENT
— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) May 16, 2019
The Ukrainian Gov't should investigate Rudy.
— tony carroll (@Tcarr2020Tony) May 16, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Rudy's on a train to nowhere, halfway down the line .. .
He won't ever get there, codger's lost his mind. pic.twitter.com/JVjnfQVUgu
— Steve Dawkins, Broker (@DawkinsDOTca) May 16, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
It’s a sad day when we’re trusting Ukraine more than our Gov.
— MDelaney (@Delaney7Meg) May 16, 2019
William “I am going to issue a report on a report which will be contradicted by that report in a matter of minutes” Barr?
— HartbrakебляMcCarthy (@BumpItMcCarthy) May 16, 2019
Rudy in action pic.twitter.com/Mp51IwsM1D
— Svea Elske (@SveaElske) May 16, 2019
Now Congress must make sure Trump doesn't retaliate by pulling support for Ukraine.
— Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) May 16, 2019
"You won't believe what they are finding!"
— J.T. Hamilton (@JTHam7) May 16, 2019
But his emails.
— Bane Whitaker (@BaneWhitaker) May 16, 2019
The wrongdoing was by Giuliani but the damage is done. He threw mud on Biden & some will stick. That was his whole purpose. Mission accomplished. Biden is a real threat & Rudy is trying to neutralize him. Rudy plays dirty. He sicked the FBI on HRC now this. https://t.co/vQJJQjPhFx
— Miki Fiegel Picinich (@nymiki) May 16, 2019
Chances the Ukrainian prosecutor general explicitly debunking the Trump-Giuliani smear against Biden will prevent Trump from repeating it thousands of times on the campaign trail: low
— Individual-1 (@codename_karla) May 16, 2019
Giuliani and Trump Tomorrow: Ukraine has a warrant out for Biden's arrest!
Idiot Trump Supporters: LOCK HIM UP!
— Math Guy (@mathguy13) May 16, 2019
GIULIANI: TODAY YOU ARE THE LAUHGHING THE ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE, Biden is clean in UKRAINE.OLD MAN STUPID, YOUR SELF YOU PUT UNDER BUS. pic.twitter.com/5fTYfMqF7Q
— nereyda martinez (@marti15nereyda) May 16, 2019