Giuliani: Trump should 'absolutely, 100 percent' keep investigating Biden

Giuliani: Trump should 'absolutely, 100 percent' keep investigating Biden
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiBook Trump signed for Giuliani fetches K at auction: 'I promise never to run against you' Judge: Request for Tucker Carlson personnel files is 'intrusive' White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee MORE said in an NPR interview Tuesday that the administration should continue investigating former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia Fill the Eastern District of Virginia  Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted MORE and his son Hunter Biden after the Senate impeachment trial concludes.

The Senate will vote on a verdict Wednesday, though it’s widely expected senators will vote to acquit the president.

Giuliani, who has a history of advising the president, said he'd welcome a continued investigation into Biden in Ukraine. 

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"Absolutely, 100 percent," Giuliani told NPR's Steve Inskeep.

"I would have no problem with him doing it. In fact, I'd have a problem with him not doing it. I think he would be saying that Joe Biden can get away with selling out the United States, making us a fool in the Ukraine," he added.

At the center of impeachment are allegations that Trump leveraged nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

The president's defense team claims the aid was held to investigate corruption in Ukraine, a known U.S. ally.

Trump alleges that the former vice president used his office during the Obama administration to remove Viktor Shokin, a top Ukrainian prosecutor at the time. The president suggested during the infamous July 25 phone call that Joe Biden encouraged the prosecutor's ouster to benefit his son, who served on the board of a state-owned Ukrainian gas company at the time. However, this allegation has been debunked.

Democratic House impeachment managers have argued during the trial that failing to hold the president accountable for his actions enables him to continue what they deem is an abuse of power.  

Giuliani, who is not a U.S. official or officeholder, plays a unique role in Trump's alleged dealings in Ukraine.

The lawyer's indicted associate Lev Parnas provided materials to the House Intelligence Committee tying Giuliani to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

He also provided a video of Trump allegedly dismissing ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchGiuliani hires attorneys who defended Harvey Weinstein The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Former Ukrainian prosecutor says he was fired for not investigating Hunter Biden: report MORE after Parnas suggested that she supported Trump's impeachment. 

Parnas has offered to provide more materials to the committee and testify before the Senate, but the chamber voted to proceed with the trial without hearing from witnesses or accepting further documents. 

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Last week, former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonWe've left Afghanistan — but its consequences are just starting to arrive It's time to pull the plug on our toxic relationship with Pakistan Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod MORE released a manuscript of his unpublished memoir to The New York Times, in which he reportedly alleges that Trump personally told him to encourage Ukraine’s president to meet with Giuliani. The meeting never took place, but Giuliani told NPR that the request was completely lawful. 

Sens. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderMcConnell gets GOP wake-up call The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats return to disappointment on immigration Authorities link ex-Tennessee governor to killing of Jimmy Hoffa associate MORE (R-Tenn.) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDefense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' Tim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter MORE (R-Fla.) have made statements caveating their decisions to vote against witnesses and acquit Trump. They have said they believe the accusations against him to be true but don’t find them to warrant his removal from office. 

"Lamar is wrong, and Lamar is a good friend of mine, and he's a fine man except he doesn't know all the facts," Giuliani told NPR. “[He] only knows half the facts, a lot of them distorted."