CNN’s Chris Cuomo spent more than 28 minutes interviewing President Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani on Sept. 19. It quickly devolved into a quagmire. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:
-Former mayor Rudy Giuliana. Good to have you on the show. -I'm glad I'm on tonight
because what you just said is totally erroneous. It is sad to watch
what happened to you. It's sad! -It's sad?
-You're a total sellout. -Sad to watch
what happened to me? I'm a sellout? -You are a sellout.
I'm gonna tell you why. -You are telling me
that I'm a sellout? -You are standing up
for two systems of justice. -Oh, I'm standing up
for two systems of justice. -You're just repeating spin. The prosecutor —
-Oh, but you don't, right? You're not spinning anything.
Go ahead. -I'm not spinning a damn thing. -Did you ask the Ukraine
to investigate Joe Biden? -No.
Actually I did. -So you did ask Ukraine
to look into Joe Biden. -Of course I did. -Yeah, look, you should have
your hand on your face. You know why?
This is all a distraction from what I asked you
about in the first place. -No, it's not a distraction,
Chris. What you just said
is totally wrong. Let's talk like lawyers
for a minute. -All right.
Good. Then respect this lawyer as —
I don't want to hear it. -Here's the crime of bribery. -Rudy, I don't want to go down
the rabbit hole right now. -I taught law.
You're gonna listen. -You want to say
I won't cover it 'cause I'm like this,
right, you say? -Oh, man, when I watched
the introduction to your show — -But now you won't
give me the proof. -I'm not gonna give you proof. Like the stupid "New York Times"
story the other day, right? -Listen, if —
-Did you cover that? -If —
-How "The Times" really screwed up the other day? -Listen, if —
-Did you cover it? -If the complaint had
come out — -You don't answer that. -I'm trying to get
a question out. Will you finally answer
my question now that we're 12 minutes in? -Do we really believe —
-Did the President — -Do we really believe
he didn't know his son was under investigation? -Why won't you
answer the question? -What is the question?
What's the question? -Thank you. -If you don't want to hear
from me, just cut me off. -No, I will never cut you off.
-You're blinded. You're blinded
by your prejudice. -Give me affidavits. -Your network is a creature of the Democratic
National Committee. I think your network is —
-I know. I heard —
-I think your network is a horror.
-Then say it all to me face-to-face
and we can get it out. -I'm not personally
insulting you. -The hell you're not,
but that's okay. You've been very insulting, you've been very circumspect,
and very distracting. -I'm very insulting
directly to your face. You don't think
there's a deep state? -Listen —
-Of course there is. I think there's a little bit of a deep state going on
right in this conversation. -If Adam Schiff sent me
a letter, I would just tear it up
and throw it in the garbage. -Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course.
-Biden's bribery in Ukraine — -One sticky wicket at a time. -It's all over the Internet. Go read it.
-All over the Internet. -Why would I give the enemy
the documents? I'm a lawyer. -I know what you are.
-I'm gonna finish this sentence. Let me finish, Chris! Let me finish.
Wait! Wait, damn it!
Let me finish. -I got to cut you — You've been
talking the whole time. -You can't cut me off.
-Been covering it up so much that I kept this interview
going 28 minutes and let you say
it a dozen times. -Yeah, and interrupting me
500 times. -That's how afraid I am.
Have a good night. -Well, you shouldn't have
a good night because what you're doing
is very bad for the country. -Rudy, I got to go.