Rudy Giuliani demanded an apology from Fox Business host Kennedy on Tuesday evening and threatened to walk out of their interview after she compared him to British ex-spy Christopher Steele.
The president’s personal attorney had been on the show to discuss the laptop said to belong to Hunter Biden and the evidence he says is on it.
But when probed by Lisa ‘Kennedy’ Montgomery about the credibility of the documents in a line of questioning that compared him to Steele, Giuliani said: ‘You got to be kidding me. I was acting like Christopher Steele?’
The former British spy’s research alleged ties between Trump and Russia and was financed by Democrats. It contained unproven rumors about the president.
Kennedy said: ‘Some can say that you’re acting like Christopher Steele, that you were abstracting information.’
Giuliani hit back: ‘You better apologize for that. I mean I’ve been a United States attorney, associate attorney general, mayor of New York City and a member of the bar for 50 years. I’ve never been accused of anything, and you’re accusing me of being Christopher Steele.’
‘What you’re saying is an outrageous defamation of me, of my reputation’, he added.
Giuliani had been on the show Tuesday to discuss the laptop said to belong to Hunter Biden
He was then probed by Lisa ‘Kennedy’ Montgomery about the credibility of the documents in a line of questioning that compared him to Steele, pictured
The former NYC mayor then invited the host to come and see the evidence for herself.
He added: ‘I came on your show in good faith to give you evidence that is being withheld from the American people, and I get defamed.
‘This may be the last time we’ll be on camera because I don’t let people call me Christopher Steele.’
Giuliani is behind renewed allegations about Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his foreign business ties. The New York Post says the emails were part of a trove of data recovered from a laptop that was dropped off at a computer repair shop in Delaware in April 2019.
The main email highlighted by the Post is an April 2015 message that it said was sent to Hunter Biden by Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Burisma’s board. In it, he thanks the younger Biden ‘for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent (sic) some time together. It’s realty (sic) an honor and pleasure.’
The wording makes it unclear if he actually met Joe Biden. The Biden campaign said in a statement that it had reviewed Biden’s schedules from the time and that no meeting as described by the newspaper took place.
Hunter Biden himself has not spoken publicly in recent weeks, including to confirm whether or not the laptop is his.
The Biden campaign has also not addressed that question, though a lawyer for Hunter, George Mesires, said in a statement that ‘we have no idea where this came from, and certainly cannot credit anything that Rudy Giuliani provided to the NY Post.’
Giuliani is behind renewed allegations about Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his foreign business ties. The New York Post says the emails were part of a trove of data recovered from a laptop that was dropped off at a computer repair shop in Delaware in April 2019
Kennedy did manage to then ask the attorney about his widely shared cameo in the new Borat movie where he is seen lying on the bed, tucking in his shirt with his hand down his pants in the presence of a young woman posing as a conservative TV reporter.
She asked: ‘Do you regret your interaction in the Borat movie?’
Giuliani replied: ‘Now that’s a stupid question, isn’t it? Whether you believe it or not, I was tucking my shirt in. He made it appear as if it was something different.’
When Kennedy finished her interview by saying: ‘You can’t tell me you haven’t loved this conversation’, Giuliani replied: ‘I have not loved this conversation. I find this conversation totally insulting.
‘You don’t accuse someone of being a criminal without any evidence, on speculation.’
The Biden campaign said in a statement that it had reviewed Biden’s schedules from the time and that no meeting as described by the newspaper took place
Kennedy did manage to then ask the attorney about his widely shared cameo in the new Borat movie; She asked: ‘Do you regret your interaction in the Borat movie?’
The 2016 ‘Steele Dossier,’ prepared for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign by former British spy Christopher Steele, alleged connections between Trump’s successful campaign and Russia.
Trump has long denied any such connection and some of the dossier’s claims have been disputed.
The ‘golden showers’ dossier detailed Trump’s alleged ties to Russia including accusations he and his campaign worked in cahoots with Moscow to beat Clinton in the 2016 election, were offered funds from Moscow and had full knowledge of Russia tapping in to Democrats’ emails.
It also claimed Russia was able to blackmail Trump because the Kremlin had footage of him watching prostitutes urinate on a hotel bed in Moscow in 2013 when he visited the city for the Miss Universe pageant.
The FBI investigated the claims made in the dossier after it was leaked in January 2017 and it was used to obtain a FISA eavesdropping warrant on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.
The Steele dossier was first briefed to Trump just before his inauguration and was first published in full by Buzzfeed News soon after.