- Rudy Giuliani has now elaborated on the “insurance policy” he repeatedly mentioned recently when asked about the possibility of President Donald Trump suddenly turning on him amid the impeachment inquiry.
- Giuliani wrote on Twitter that it was a “sarcastic” term but that he did in fact have potentially compromising “files” in a safe concerning former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
- Several State Department officials and House lawmakers have expressed concerns during the impeachment inquiry related to Giuliani’s contact with Ukrainian officials.
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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, has shed light on his repeated mentions in recent days of an “insurance policy” in case the president were to turn on him for his dealings in Ukraine.
Giuliani posted on Twitter on Saturday to say the claim was “sarcastic” but referred to potentially compromising “files” he had in a safe concerning former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
“The statement I’ve made several times of having an insurance policy, if thrown under bus, is sarcastic & relates to the files in my safe about the Biden Family’s 4 decade monetizing of his office,” he wrote. “If I disappear, it will appear immediately along with my RICO chart.”
—Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 23, 2019
Giuliani’s mention of a “RICO chart” refers to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which is the federal law aimed at prosecuting organized crime, and could mean the former US attorney still has information that’s not been released publicly from his time in the role, according to Bloomberg.
He did not provide any more detail about what the documents might contain.
Giuliani has also dismissed questions about the possibility Trump might turn on him as the former prosecutor has been at the center of State Department officials and House lawmakers’ concerns over Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine.
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two of Giuliani’s associates, were arrested on charges of conspiracy, making false statements, and falsifying records after playing key roles in Giuliani’s push for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
Perhaps the most damning testimony in recent weeks was related to Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, who earned a reputation for her anti-corruption efforts while on the job but told Congress she was a target of a “smear campaign” by Giuliani and Trump and felt “‘kneecapped’ by Americans who allied themselves with corrupt Ukrainian interests,” according to Politico.