President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has spent the last few weeks peddling unverified documents of suspect provenance alleging wrongdoing by Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, erupted in anger and demanded an apology when a Fox Business host compared him to ex-British spy Christopher Steele.
Host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery grilled Giuliani about the credibility of the anti-Biden dirt he was pushing on her show Tuesday night.
Expressing skepticism about the suspect explanations Giuliani has made for how he came upon the laptop and materials purporting to belong to Hunter Biden, Kennedy brought up the former New York City mayor’s pal Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker who claims he has yet another laptop.
“And one of the meetings you had was with Andriy Derkach. That was about a year ago,” she said, calling Derkach a “Russian asset” and suspected spy. “And he has been saying for some time that not only does damaging evidence exist from Hunter Biden’s laptop, he’s also saying there is a second laptop. How does a Ukrainian lawmaker who might be compromised know of a second laptop?”
Giuliani had previously told The Daily Beast there’s only a “50/50” chance Derkach is a “Russian spy.”
The former mayor insisted that Derkach has “other laptops” and knows of “two others that are in possession of other people.”
“We will have the people in our news departments verify all of this, because it sounds like there may be something here that is fishy that is causing Americans—giving them pause,” Kennedy responded after Giuliani dove into the more lascivious allegations he’s recently been spreading about Hunter Biden. “And now there’s stuff that might’ve been completely adulterated over the 18 months, and some could say that you were acting like Christopher Steele.”
The comparison to the author of the infamous Steele Dossier caused him to have an on-air meltdown.
“You’ve got to be kidding me. I was acting like Christopher Steele?!” Giuliani shrieked.
“That’s what it sounds like,” the Fox host responded.
“You better apologize for that,” Giuliani snapped back.
“What you are saying is an outrageous defamation of me, of my reputation,” he exclaimed. “Every single thing is here! And I want you to look at it, and then you apologize to me!”
“I came on your show in good faith to give you evidence that has been withheld from the American people. And I get defamed. That is outrageous!” Giuliani fumed.
“All right, are you still working on behalf of the president?” Kennedy wondered aloud, prompting Giuliani to fire back: “I think our interview is now over!”
“Do you regret your interaction in the Borat movie?” Kennedy asked, attempting to change the topic.
“Now that’s a stupid question, isn’t it?” Giuliani grumbled.
“No, it’s not a stupid question at all,” the Fox host pushed back. “I have a 15-year-old daughter, I watched that, and I was kind of grossed out by it. I’m giving you a chance to explain.”
“Whether you believe it or not, I was tucking my shirt in. He made it appear as if it was something different,” Giuliani asserted, adding that he called his security after the actress “said something compromising.”