Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said he’s thinking about suing House Democrats over their investigation into Trump following his phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We are carefully considering our legal options to seek redress against Congress and individual members. For engaging in an organized effort that exceeded their limited powers, under the Constitution, and for trampling on the constitutional rights of citizens by engaging in several illicit plans, carried out by illegal means, to remove the President of the US, on knowingly falsified charges allegations,” the former New York mayor wrote in two tweets Wednesday.
Giuliani, who has also been subpoenaed by Congress in the Ukraine investigation, raised the idea of taking legal action against lawmakers Tuesday evening during an interview on Fox News.
Giuliani, speaking on “The Ingraham Angle,” said he discussed the situation with a civil rights lawyer and a constitutional lawyer and he said they recommended that “we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the president and several of the people in the administration.”
“Maybe even myself as a lawyer against the members of Congress, individually for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights. They’re doing extraordinary things,” Giuliani said, adding that Democrats are hampering his ability to work with foreign leaders.
“This is worse than McCarthy!” he added, alluding to Sen. Joseph McCarthy who warned that Communists had infiltrated the government during the Cold War.
Members have broad congressional immunity for anything they say on the floor of the House or Senate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry last week after a whistleblower’s complaint revealed the July 25 phone call between Trump and Zelensky.
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