Rudy Giuliani claimed President Donald Trump had a constitutional obligation to carry out the Ukraine scheme, and was quickly drowned in mockery.
The president's personal attorney jumped to an unusual legal conclusion based on Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution to defend Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden -- which Giuliani is continuing to pursue this week in a visit to Kyiv.
"Presidential Legal Obligations 101," Giuliani tweeted. "Art 2, Sec. 3 of the US Constitution obligates the President to investigate and ask for investigations of corruption in countries we provide funds to. Who ever heard of a president being impeached for carrying out his constitutional mandate?"
Presidential Legal Obligations 101: Art 2, Sec. 3 of the US Constitution obligates the President to investigate a… https://t.co/PWzzkhP84h— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani) 1575636909.0
Giuliani's tweet failed to persuade other Twitter users.
@RudyGiuliani If this was all on the up and up, why did the Attorney General want nothing to do with it? Why did th… https://t.co/7LQg9YK6GU— Christian Vanderbrouk (@Christian Vanderbrouk) 1575636998.0
@RudyGiuliani Gee Rudy did he engage American Law Enforcement to do this or did he do it another way?— Sunny Skyes (@Sunny Skyes) 1575637047.0
@RudyGiuliani Actually the State Dept found they had met the criteria for receiving the money. Investigating corrup… https://t.co/bxYKJJkWI1— Wendy (@Wendy) 1575637319.0
@RudyGiuliani keep tweeting rudy you're doing great— 𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓽𝓼 (@𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓽𝓼) 1575637375.0
@RudyGiuliani oh dang you're right, I work at the FBI and we just dropped the case against you because of how good your tweets are— i bless the rains down in castamere (@i bless the rains down in castamere) 1575637738.0
@RudyGiuliani doesn't Article 2, Section 3 have to do with the state of the Union?— Frank Morano (@Frank Morano) 1575637925.0
@RudyGiuliani Art. 2, Sec. 3 of the Constitution addresses his obligation to present a State of the Union address t… https://t.co/1DYySOkNl1— Jean Jeanie (@Jean Jeanie) 1575637311.0
@RudyGiuliani And when did a president have his personal lawyer running foreign policy or is it his re-election campaign?— James Powditch (@James Powditch) 1575637004.0
@RudyGiuliani Would a President ask his personal lawyer to investigate? I'd think a sitting President would use off… https://t.co/FmKHzKVMgq— The Smiling Catassin (@The Smiling Catassin) 1575637374.0
@RudyGiuliani Congress had already determined that Ukraine had met it's obligations regarding corruption and had au… https://t.co/gyk7niPWt2— Cora (@Cora) 1575637589.0