President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani purposed an intriguing legal theory, during a segment on Fox’s “The Ingraham Angle.”
During a freewheeling exchange with the congenial host, he stated that he was considering individual lawsuits against Democratic House members of congress, over the recent congressional inquiries and subpoenas related to the Ukraine whistleblower’s complaint.
Like most conservatives I was “ginned-up” at the thought of having bug-eyed Adam Schiff or portly Jerry Nadler deposed in a court of law by former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani has a legacy of successful prosecutions — putting away high profile members of organized crime in the ’80s and almost single-handedly breaking the back of the Mafia’s international heroin and cocaine ring in the “Pizza Connection” case.
Just imagine what Rudy would do to lightweights Schiff and Nadler in a court of law, it’s almost too good to be true and in fact, it just might be according to a 1946 law called “Sovereign Immunity.”
The law gives individual “limited rights” to sue the government, however, it’s not exactly clear if individuals or setting members of congress can be sued — most legal analysts say they’re protected from litigation while active members of congress.
Giuliani believes otherwise, citing several legal theories that may prove successful, however, only time will tell.
The 75-year old former mayor said he’s been discussing the impeachment inquiry and a subpoena for his own personal records about Ukraine with civil rights and constitutional lawyers.
They concluded, “that we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the President and several people in the administration, maybe even myself as a lawyer, against the members of Congress individually for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights.”
Giuliani advanced their legal theory that some House Democrats were guilty of violating Article II of the Constitution, which outlines the President’s powers during his four-year term as commander in chief, specifically his power to conduct the foreign policy of the United States.
He also said he may sue Democrats in Congress for allegedly violating attorney-client privilege and over obstruction-of-justice claims.
Contending that on Monday he received a subpoena by the three ranking chairmen of each House committee demanding documents related to the Ukraine dust-up, as part of their impeachment inquiry against the President.
Giuliani also decided to get additional legal counsel hiring former Watergate prosecutor John Sale, on Tuesday.
Ingraham who’s also a none-practicing attorney reminded Giuliani that members of congress are legally immune from prosecution regarding what they say on the Senate floor and during legislative sessions, as illustrated by Adam Schiff publicly fabricating what was said by the President, giving the illusion that it was the President’s words, rather than this buffoon attempting to spin an untruthful yarn.
However, Giuliani asserts that he would begin targeting characters like Rep Maxine Waters who make incendiary comments outside the halls of Congress — she recently tweeted that Trump should be kept in solitary confinement. He’s also going after another unnamed congressman who allegedly said Barr should be arrested.
“I think we have to raise their consideration of constitutional and criminal rights,” he told Ingraham. “This is worse than McCarthy. How about a total illicit impeachment proceeding? This is an illicit, rogue impeachment proceeding.”
White House correspondent, Elaina Plott, tweeted out a conversation she had with Giuliani via text, confirming that he was considering a lawsuit that would be “Trump v The Swamp.”
Rudy Giuliani says he is looking to sue The Swamp.
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) October 2, 2019