Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said over the weekend that Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, should testify before the Senate Judiciary committee.
During a Sunday interview on CBS, host Margaret Brennan asked Cruz if it was “appropriate” for Trump to ask China to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election by investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“Look, of course not,” Cruz replied without hesitation. “Elections in the U.S. should be decided by Americans. It’s not the business of foreign countries, any foreign countries to interfere in our elections.”
Brennan noted that Giuliani has been conducting a “shadow foreign policy” by asking countries to find dirt on Biden and his son.
“Foreign countries should stay out of American elections,” Cruz insisted. “That’s true for Russia, Ukraine, China. It should be the American people deciding elections. I don’t know what Rudy has been saying. I do know that we should decide our elections and the American people should make the decisions.”
“You want him to testify before your committee?” Brennan pressed.
“I think it would make a lot of sense for Rudy to testify,” Cruz agreed. “That’s ultimately a question for the committee chairman. I would like to, yes.”
Watch the video below from CBS.
David Holmes’ opening statement to Congress directly implicated Donald Trump: report
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"David Holmes, the state department aide who overheard President Donald Trump's conversation with the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, said that Sondland told Trump that the Ukranian President would do 'anything you ask him to,' and that he confirmed the Ukrainians were going to 'do the investigation,'" CNN reported Friday.
""Sondland told Trump that (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky 'loves your ass,'" Holmes testified. "I then heard President Trump ask, 'So, he's gonna do the investigation?' Ambassador Sondland replied that 'he's gonna do it,' adding that President Zelensky will do 'anything you ask him to.'"
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‘Rudy has got to be looking at handcuffs’: Ex-prosecutor says Giuliani will have a tough time in prison
Another Donald Trump attorney is looking at serving prison time, a former federal prosecutor predicted on MSNBC on Friday.
MSNBC "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck Todd asked former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner if prosecutors would be tougher on Giuliania because he had once been a prosecutor himself.
"It’s tough to figure out, first of all, how Rudy is going to play it because based on what we’ve seen and particularly if [Lev] Parnas flips, Rudy has got to be looking at handcuffs sometime soon," Kirschner replied.
"And Chuck, what does he do? As a former U.S. Attorney, does he want to run the risk of ending up in the bureau of prisons where he will not find a lot of friends in the inmate population," he explained.