Bannon: Trump 'is going to have to rethink his legal team'

Bannon: Trump 'is going to have to rethink his legal team'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE's former top aide Stephen Bannon says that his old boss should consider shaking up his legal team, and in particular appeared to call for the removal of Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiFormer NYC police commissioner to testify before Jan. 6 committee, demands apology Midterms are coming: Will we get answers on Jan. 6 before it's too late? Subpoenas show Jan. 6 panel's focus on Trump's plans MORE.

In an interview airing Sunday on AM 970 "The Answer," Bannon told host John Catsimatidis that Giuliani had gotten "over his skis" in his contacts with Ukrainian government officials urging President Volodymyr Zelensky's administration to open a criminal investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE (D).

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Giuliani and Trump's conversations with Zelensky are at the center House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Democrats argue that Trump was soliciting foreign assistance in his reelection efforts. Biden is a top contender for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.

“Rudy Giuliani, whom we all admire, and many of us love, looks like he may have gotten over his skis on some of this situation in Ukraine. I think the president’s going to have to rethink his legal team," Bannon said.

"Right now the numbers are going the wrong way. And Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE is trying to drive this home.… and she will use the mainstream media as her weapon to overturn the election of Donald Trump," the former Breitbart News chief added.

Two of Giuliani's associates known to be working with the former New York City mayor on his efforts to spur an investigation into Biden by the Ukrainian government were arrested this week attempting to leave the country at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on suspicions of committing campaign finance law violations related hundreds of thousands of dollars in supposedly illegal foreign donations made to pro-Trump organizations such as the America First PAC.

Trump has attempted to distance himself from the two men, Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, while defending his attorney in recent days over the growing scandal.