Rudy Giuliani joked that he has “very good” health insurance if President Trump turns on him in the impeachment proceedings.
Giuliani, who is Trump’s personal lawyer, was asked by the Guardian if he is nervous Trump might “throw him under a bus” to save his presidency.
“I’m not, but I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid,” Giuliani said.
“He’s joking,” said Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, who was listening in on the interview.
Giuliani later added that Trump is a “very loyal guy.”
Giuliani has been a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, which seek to determine whether Trump abused his power in pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether Giuliani broke lobbying laws with his dealings with Ukraine.
Two associates of the former New York City mayor were arrested last month on charges on illegal campaign contributions. The associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, helped Giuliani in his effort to get Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter, as well as the origins of the Russia investigation.
“I acted properly as his lawyer,” Giuliani said. “I did what a good lawyer is supposed to do. I dug up evidence that helped to show the case against him was false, that there was a great deal of collusion going on someplace else other than Russia. And then I stepped on the No. 1 minefield, which is Joe Biden, who is heavily protected by the Washington press corps.”
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