Ahead of the start of impeachment hearings on Wednesday morning, Rudy Giuliani has penned an op-ed defending President Donald Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine and denouncing the Democrats over the inquiry process.
Giuliani writes in the Wall Street Journal that Democrats either have “Trump derangement syndrome or a corrupt double standard” to be targeting the president over a call he says was completely innocent.
He insists that the president was focused on overall Ukraine corruption and Biden only came up briefly:
Mr. Trump requested that Ukraine root out corruption; he didn’t demand it. His words were cordial, agreeable and free of any element of threat or coercion. Mr. Trump offered nothing in return to Ukraine for cleaning up corruption.