Giuliani clarified his remarks:
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told reporters on Tuesday night he would be more than willing to testify in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.
"I would testify. I would do demonstrations, give lectures. I'd give summations," Giuliani told a group of reporters covering Trump's New Year's Eve party at Mar-A-Lago. "Or, I do what I do best, I try the case. I'd love to try the case."
A few of the reporters instantly assumed Giuliani meant he sided with Democrats who believe President Trump committed quid pro quo – also known as bribery – when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption. While the veep was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration, Hunter was being paid anywhere between $50,000 and $83,000 a month to sit on the board of Burisma, a corrupt oil company, despite having no natural energy experience.
Giuliani has also said he wants to defend President Trump during the trial so he would have the opportunity to cross-examine democrats.
"I don't know if anyone would have the courage to give me the case. If you give me the case I will prosecute it as a racketeering case, which I kind of invented anyways," Giuliani said, referencing his use of racketeering laws to take down mobsters in the 1980s. "So, it's been 30 years ago, but let's see if I can still do it."