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:
@justinsink @KT_So_It_Goes great job Rudy https://t.co/5fI7Ul1A5T— Edward Lechner (@Edward Lechner)1558034638.0
@justinsink @TheRickWilson Now we know why Rudy cancelled his junket!— Larry Stephenson (@Larry Stephenson)1558035697.0
@justinsink Will Jim Comey reopen the investigation the weekend before the election?— Bryan Knox (@Bryan Knox)1558035000.0
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.— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young))))1558039636.0
@justinsink @Freemanhippy The Ukrainian Gov't should investigate Rudy.— tony carroll (@tony carroll)1558037299.0
@justinsink @chrislhayes It’s a sad day when we’re trusting Ukraine more than our Gov.— MDelaney (@MDelaney)1558038259.0
@Igneous_ntruson @justinsink @Acosta William “I am going to issue a report on a report which will be contradicted b… https://t.co/j52zKUtyr7— NonZero Number (@NonZero Number)1558036829.0
@justinsink @chrislhayes Rudy in action https://t.co/Mp51IwsM1D— Svea Elske🇺🇸 (@Svea Elske🇺🇸)1558035023.0
@justinsink Now Congress must make sure Trump doesn't retaliate by pulling support for Ukraine.— Cyrus Toulabi (@Cyrus Toulabi)1558034767.0
The wrongdoing was by Giuliani but the damage is done. He threw mud on Biden & some will stick. That was his whole… https://t.co/ScTaxzqxze— Miki Fiegel Picinich (@Miki Fiegel Picinich)1558037561.0
@ThePlumLineGS Chances the Ukrainian prosecutor general explicitly debunking the Trump-Giuliani smear against Biden… https://t.co/QvJWNQIM54— Individual-1 (@Individual-1)1558037070.0
@justinsink @TheRickWilson Giuliani and Trump Tomorrow: Ukraine has a warrant out for Biden's arrest! Idiot Trump Supporters: LOCK HIM UP!— Math Guy (@Math Guy)1558036275.0
GIULIANI: TODAY YOU ARE THE LAUHGHING THE ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE, Biden is clean in UKRAINE.OLD MAN STUPID, YOUR SELF… https://t.co/xmr6r5vQnG— nereyda martinez (@nereyda martinez)1558035254.0