Giuliani denies he has drinking problem and insists election fraud claims are ‘substantially true’ 

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Donald Trump’s embattled ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani mentioned he hasn’t gone off the rails and denied claims he’s an alcoholic in a newly-released interview Friday.

The former New York City mayor is at the moment caught between a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems over claims he made concerning the 2020 election, and a narrowing federal probe into his dealings in Ukraine on Trump’s behalf.

‘I have never modified in any respect,’ Giuliani defiantly instructed NBC 4 New York when requested about his diminished status.

‘What’s occurred is our nation has gone off the rails.’

Speaking on the World Trade Center Memorial forward of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, Giuliani mentioned he was conscious of the criticism however shrugged it off.

He took an identical perspective over longstanding rumors that he’s obtained a drinking problem – and denied ever hitting the bottle earlier than an interview.

‘I do not suppose I’ve ever performed an interview drunk. I’ve typically – I imply, I drink usually. I like scotch. I drink scotch,’ Giuliani mentioned.

Interviewer Melissa Russo pressed him, ‘So you don’t imagine that you’ve a drinking problem?’

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Giuliani spoke with a neighborhood New York community on the World Trade Center Memorial forward of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11

In the interview he can be seen posing and joking with fans

In the interview he may be seen posing and joking with followers

At other times he was heckled by passerby, like when he was told 'I loved your work in Borat 2!'

At different occasions he was heckled by passerby, like when he was instructed ‘I cherished your work in Borat 2!’


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‘I do not solely imagine it, I do know I’m not,’ Giuliani answered laughing. ‘I imply – I, no, I’m not an alcoholic. I’m a functioning – I in all probability operate extra successfully than 90 % of the inhabitants.’

At one level he needed to cease talking due to a passerby yelling, ‘I cherished your work in Borat 2!’ 

Giuliani mentioned he labored ’12 to fifteen hours a day’ – however he’s been suspended from working towards legislation in New York City and Washington, DC over claims he made concerning the 2020 election.

Those similar baseless election fraud claims earned him a defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems which he didn’t get dismissed earlier this month. 

In a Wednesday courtroom submitting Giuliani indicated he’s nonetheless sticking by allegations that the corporate’s voting machines had been rigged in favor of Joe Biden.

His lawyer wrote the claims are ‘considerably true’ regardless of acknowledging Giuliani ‘lacks data or enough info’ on the corporate’s voting software program to concentrate on whether or not they are defamatory.

The former Trump lawyer is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion for claims he made about the 2020 election, including comments at this November 19 press conference

The former Trump lawyer is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion for claims he made concerning the 2020 election, together with feedback at this November 19 press convention

After the November election Giuliani helped unfold wild claims like Dominion was financially backed by ‘communist cash’ from Cuba and China.  

His actions earlier than the election, particularly his dealings in Ukraine, are below scrutiny as effectively. 

A federal probe resulted in a raid of his house and workplace in late April. Investigators seized 18 digital gadgets belonging to him and his workers.

In the months main as much as Election Day Giuliani took on a strain marketing campaign towards the Ukrainian authorities to pressure it to open an investigation into the Bidens. 

‘They can torture me all they need, they’ll put me in jail,’ Giuliani mentioned of the probe. 

‘Do you suppose costs is likely to be imminent?’ he’s requested.

‘If they cost me they’re going to should make it up,’ Giuliani answered.

Giuliani laughed off the fact that federal investigators may be struggling to access his technology

Giuliani laughed off the truth that federal investigators could also be struggling to entry his know-how

‘Giuliani insists he’s dedicated no crime, however he repeatedly brings up jail,’ the interviewer famous in a voiceover.

He appeared to mock federal investigators and mentioned they could not unlock his cellphone – including he would cooperate in the event that they had been ‘nicer.’

‘I do not suppose they have been in a position to get in,’ he mentioned. ‘Which is why they will not give it again. ‘

‘If they had been nicer I’d assist them, however they are not good, they have been investigating me for 2 and a half years, and I’ve been providing to go there and clarify something they need.’

He mentioned his mounting authorized charges are an indication the ‘nation is in horrible hazard.’

‘I imagine the Justice Department has been fully subverted and politicized.’ 

On Friday morning Giuliani bashed President Joe Biden over the Afghanistan disaster, writing on Twitter: ‘Would a pacesetter of sound thoughts take out his army, and then evacuate the remainder of the folks he is sworn to guard?’

‘Shouldn’t this unfit chief be faraway from workplace earlier than he will get extra folks killed? ANY CABINET MEMBER WANT A CHAPTER IN JFK’s “PROFILES IN COURAGE?”’

The day earlier than, within the wake of a lethal assault on Kabul airport, he known as Biden ‘demonstrably unfit’ for workplace and blamed him for the useless of 13 US service members.