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Giuliani says he was 'misled' by Parnas

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani associate Correia pleads guilty to making false statements Spies are trying to influence the election — US spies, that is Giuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele MORE said Monday evening that he had been "misled" by Lev Parnas, a close associate who has accused him of conducting an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Florida heat sends a dozen Trump rally attendees to hospital Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report MORE in Ukraine.

In an interview with Fox News's Laura IngrahamLaura Anne Ingraham'Drink water and don't be racist': Ocasio-Cortez gives Republicans upset over Vanity Fair outfit 'pointers' on how to look better Trump calls Fox 'disappointing' for airing Obama speech Fox's Ingraham: 'Biden-COVID ticket' using 'virus panic button' to 'scare old people into voting' MORE, Giuliani asserted that Parnas has made "so many" "misrepresentations" of the facts surrounding Trump's efforts to convince Ukraine's president to open a criminal investigation into Biden, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, and his son Hunter.

"Lev is someone ... I was close to," Giuliani said. "Obviously, I was misled by him. I feel very bad."

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"I’m not going to respond to him for each and every one of the misrepresentations he’s made, because there are so many. If I’m called as a witness, I’m prepared to do it," he continued.

"In fact," the former New York City mayor added, "I wouldn't mind being called as a witness for a lot of reasons, including being able to reveal the unbelievable amount of corruption that went on between the Democratic Party and the Ukraine all throughout the Obama administration."

Trump's dealings with Ukraine are at the center of the Democrats' impeachment efforts against him.

Giuliani and allies of the president have asserted that Trump's intention was to fight corruption in Kyiv.   

Parnas, however, has claimed in recent interviews that the efforts were meant to find compromising information for the Trump campaign and investigate an unfounded claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election.

"It wasn't supposed to be a corruption announcement, it [had] to be about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and Burisma," he told MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowCable news October ratings explode as Fox News hits historic highs Maddow: Trump owes Welker an apology Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | MORE last week, referring to a planned announcement of an investigation into energy giant Burisma Holdings originally set to be delivered by Ukraine's president.