RADCLIFF, Ky. – Following President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and subsequent acquittal, key witnesses have been dismissed from their posts and the president admitted sending his personal lawyer to Ukraine to dig up dirt on political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
President Trump dismissed Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council and recalled U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
He also told Geraldo Rivera during a radio interview Thursday that he wasn’t sorry for sending Giuliani to Ukraine, saying he’d rather deal with Giuliani than the “Comeys of the world”, referencing former FBI Director James Comey.
"So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy, and one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor," Trump said. "But also, other presidents had them. FDR had a lawyer who was practically… was totally involved with government. Eisenhower had a lawyer. They all had lawyers."
The comments come after numerous denials from President Trump that he sent Giuliani to Ukraine during the impeachment process.
Spectrum News 1 asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the admission from President Trump during McConnell’s visit to Radcliff to discuss the new U.S. Army headquarters that will be going to Fort Knox in the fall.
McConnell declined to comment.
“One of the things I decided not to do is to discuss, on a daily basis, every aspect of the president’s communications,” McConnell said. “He, as we know, likes to use his Twitter account, and only on rare occasions do I have an observation to make about that. So I don’t really have anything to add to what he said today or recently about that.”
McConnell also declined to answer a question about whether or not he condoned President Trump’s actions with Ukraine, threatening to withhold funds unless Ukrainian officials investigated Hunter Biden.
“We just spent three weeks discussing that matter and that’s behind us,” McConnell said.
McConnell also said he did not want to comment on personnel assignments in regards to Lt. Col. Vindman or Sondland.