Rudy Giuliani, who’s under scrutiny for his work as an attorney for Donald Trump, claimed he committed no crime and that he is willing to go to jail.
The story: Giuliani was interviewed by a local NBC News station last week about the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
In the interview, the former New York City mayor also discussed recent issues, including the federal investigation into allegations that Giuliani violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by failing to register as a foreign agent related to his Ukraine work.
Federal agents in April executed a search warrant at Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment and seized documents and electronic devices as part of the probe.
What he said: “I committed no crime, and if you think I committed a crime, you’re probably really stupid, because you don’t know who I am,” Giuliani said.
“Is the guy who put the mafia in jail, terrorists in jail, Ed Koch’s commissioners in jail, and the worst people on Wall Street — I’m not going to file (a form)? I mean, that’s just crazy,” he added, referring to some of the cases he pursued as a prosecutor.
“I am more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they’re going to suffer the consequences in heaven. I’m not, I didn’t do anything wrong,” the former Trump lawyer reiterated.
When asked why he would be willing to go to jail if he did not commit any crimes, Giuliani replied, “Because they lie, they cheat.”
Giuliani also accused the Justice Department of a double standard, comparing his investigation to the probe into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal.
“When you see the differences between the way Cuomo was treated and the way I’m treated, and you don’t realize there’s a very, very terrible distortion of justice,” Giuliani said.
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