Bullock says Giuliani should be 'behind bars'

Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockMcConnell locks down key GOP votes in Supreme Court fight Senate Democrats demand White House fire controversial head of public lands agency Pence seeks to boost Daines in critical Montana Senate race MORE (D), a 2020 presidential candidate, said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting CIA found Putin 'probably directing' campaign against Biden: report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate MORE should be "behind bars" over his dealings with Ukraine.

“As [state] attorney general, I saw criminals along the way and knew when they were engaged in criminal behavior. You look at what Rudy Giuliani has done, using the White House — basically the Oval Office — to have meetings about foreign nationals," Bullock said in a CNN interview.

“Here's a guy right now that should be behind bars,” the governor added.

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Bullock also said that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Bipartisan representatives demand answers on expired surveillance programs YouTube to battle mail-in voting misinformation with info panel on videos MORE should recuse himself from the matter because he was referenced in the rough transcript released by the White House of President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In the call, which is at the center of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, Trump pressed for an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE and his son Hunter, telling Zelensky to coordinate with Giuliani and Barr.

"You look at Bill Barr, referenced five times in the transcript ... this guy should recuse himself," Bullock said.  

Trump has denied any wrongdoing in his relations with Kiev and repeatedly rejected the idea that there was any quid pro quo, despite the fact that that the call came days after he delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine. 

Multiple witnesses in the House's impeachment probe have said officials were uneasy with the foreign policy role played by Giuliani, who doesn't have an official title in the administration.

Bullock is among more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Thus far, he has failed to make a significant impression in polling.