Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, insisted he was “not a Russian agent” and described himself as “the greatest anti-communist you have ever met” on Monday .
Giuliani made the remarks during an appearance in the latest edition of Fox News’ Hannity. Former New York mayor, a Republican, suggested the FBI raid on his Manhattan apartment last week was part of an attempt to “destroy” his reputation due to his investigation into President Joe Biden’s son , Hunter Biden.
Giuliani insisted it was his “burden” to defend Trump, who he said was innocent of any crime, while his investigation into Hunter Biden found the current president to be “one of the biggest criminals in the country’s history “.
“They’ve been trying to make me a Russian agent for about three years,” Giuliani said. “Which is totally crazy. I’m probably the greatest anti-communist you’ve ever met. Uh, there’s no way I’m a Russian agent. Or anyone else’s agent. J was a lawyer representing an innocent client. “
“The biggest burden a lawyer can have is to represent an innocent man,” he added. “And I did it very well. And I revealed that our president is one of the greatest criminals in the history of the country.”
The Saturday, The Washington Post and The New York Times both retracted claims that the FBI warned Giuliani he was the target of a Russian disinformation campaign before serving the search warrant, which resulted in the confiscation of several of his electronic devices.
The reports were both based on anonymous sources. Giuliani demanded that the newspapers reveal their sources, claiming that their original reports were based on lies that “targeted a US citizen.”
Giuliani claimed to have hard drives believed to have belonged to Hunter Biden. Giuliani says the hard drives contain evidence of multiple illegal activities by the president’s son, including the failure to register as a foreign agent. He complained that the hard drives believed to belong to the president’s son were the only ones not taken by the FBI during last week’s raid.
Giuliani and Trump’s re-election campaign sought to discredit Joe Biden by claiming the hard drive contained evidence that Hunter Biden was using his father’s status as vice president to leverage the trade deals. On April 8, Hunter Biden called the hard drive probe a “red herring.”
“It’s absolutely a red herring,” Hunter Biden said. “I think I have every right to question anything that comes from Rudy Giuliani’s office.”
Hunter Biden is the subject of an FBI and IRS tax investigation to investigate his overseas business relationships, particularly those in China.
Newsweek contacted Giuliani’s attorney for comment.