President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThree Democrats call for investigation into Sidney Powell to move 'swiftly' Fox News bans Rudy Giuliani from appearing: report Alabama official dismisses Lindell claim that 100K votes were flipped from Trump to Biden: 'It's not possible' MORE told Fox News on Friday that his mission is to "disrupt the world" while defending his interactions with Ukrainian officials.
"Why are you, the president’s personal attorney, what is your personal — what’s your mission?" Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Giuliani.
"To disrupt the world," he said, adding, "My mission is to defend my client in the best traditions of the legal profession."
MacCallum pressed Giuliani on whether it was in the president's interest — and not the nation's — to urge a foreign country to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system MORE, Trump's political rival.
Trump's push for Ukraine to investigate Biden, a leading Democratic presidential contender, has drawn mounting scrutiny and spurred House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry last week.
“That’s a mischaracterization, Martha,” Giuliani fired back. “It’s in the best interest of my client to unravel the corruption in the Ukraine, which involved mostly collusion in the election into which Joe Biden inserted himself.”
MacCallum responded, “But isn’t that what [Attorney General] Bill Barr is doing? Isn’t that his job at the Justice Department?”
“Well, he wasn’t there when I was doing it,” Giuliani said.
The Trump lawyer defended his role in investigating the Bidens, asserting that the timing of his efforts showed they were unrelated to Biden running for president.
"I started the investigation in November of 2018," he said before seconds later saying that he "ended the investigation" earlier that year.
"How could it possibly be to affect the 2020 election? How would I have known back then that he was going to run?" he added.
Trump’s allies are growing increasingly uneasy with Giuliani’s role at the heart of the Ukraine controversy, but the former New York City mayor, who has made looking into allegations of corruption involving Biden a chief focus of his work recently, is adamant that he’s being wrongly portrayed as a rogue actor and that he will be validated in the end.