- Rudy Giuliani threatened to go public with evidence that Joe and Hunter Biden made ‘millions’ in the Ukraine
- ‘I will now start to reveal the evidence directly to you, the People. The Biden Family Enterprise made millions by selling public office,’ he tweeted
- He offered no timeline nor evidence of his claim
- His claim came as Democrats prosecuted Donald Trump on Senate floor
- Giuliani traveled to the Ukraine in December and has been promising a report on his findings from that trip
Rudy Giuliani threatened on Thursday to go public with evidence that Joe and Hunter Biden made ‘millions’ in the Ukraine by ‘selling public office.’
He offered no timeline nor evidence of his claim, which he made as Democrats prosecuted Donald Trump on the floor of the Senate.
‘Everything I tried to tell the press last March is now coming out, and more. I will now start to reveal the evidence directly to you, the People. The Biden Family Enterprise made millions by selling public office. Then when Joe was Obama’s Point Man, they ALL made millions,’ the former New York City Mayor wrote on Twitter.
Giuliani traveled to Ukraine in December and has said since that time he would release a report on what he found there.
The former New York City mayor has claimed – but has yet to offer proof – that Hunter Biden made millions from his work on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, and from advising a Chinese hedge fund.
Giuliani, one of Donald Trump’s personal attorneys, is not serving on the president’s defense team during the impeachment trial in the Senate.
He lobbied to be a part of it but the former New York City mayor is also a potential witness in the case should the Senate vote to call additional ones.
‘I’d love to have Rudy on my team,’ Trump said at a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, this week. ‘But, you know, he could be a witness at some point, if this whole sham continues.’
The president has been supportive of his lawyer and his work, however.
‘He says he has a lot of good information,’ Trump said in December about Giuliani’s trip. ‘I hear he has found plenty.’
The former mayor has played a controversial role in the Trump administration.
Officially he is not part of the government. But being the president’s private lawyer and his work in the Ukraine – he was part of a shadow group of advisers known as the three amigos – has made him ground central in the impeachment inquiry.
Several administration officials have been said to be frustrated with Giuliani, who has made frequent television appearances to peddle his theories about the Bidens and the Ukraine.
Trump is said to appreciate Giuliani’s robust defense of him.
The president has made Hunter Biden and his work in the Ukraine and China a frequent target of his political taunts at his campaign rallies.
Hunter Biden sat on the board of BHR, a Chinese equity firm, that was trying to raise a $1.5 billion financial stake – a number the president has latched on to to accuse Hunter Biden of personal financial gain.
Hunter Biden told ABC News last fall he didn’t make any money from that work.
‘No. Definitely not 1.5 billion,’ he said.
But he would not say how much money he has made with any of his work.
‘Look, I’m a private citizen,’ he said. ‘One thing that I don’t have to do is sit here and open my kimono as it relates to how much money I make or make or did or didn’t. But it’s all been reported.’
Hunter Biden also said he never discussed his work in Ukraine or China with his father.
Giuliani and Trump allies claim Joe Biden, when he was vice president, pushed the Ukraine to fire a prosecutor to help the company Hunter Biden worked with.
Joe Biden said he was following international and Obama administration policy in regards to the prosecutor, whom there were concerns was not doing enough to fight corruption
Neither Biden has been charged with any wrong doing.
Giuliani also has pushed the unproven theory that it was the Ukraine – and not Russia – that interfered in the 2016 election.