On Thursday, Atlantic reporter Elaina Plott revealed that Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani called her “nearly shouting” over the recent Ukraine scandal that could ultimately lead to the impeachment of the president.
According to Plott, Giuliani was “nearly shouting” at her when she was on a call with him, just hours after the release of the whistleblower complaint.
Giuliani was particularly angry with the whistleblower, who remains anonymous, for being considered a hero for uncovering Giuliani’s efforts to enlist a foreign government to dig up dirt on presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“It is impossible that the whistle-blower is a hero and I’m not,” Giuliani shouted. “And I will be the hero! These morons—when this is over, I will be the hero!”
Elsewhere during the call, Giuliani told Plott that he was not making trips to Ukraine as the president’s personal attorney — which means that his conversations with the president about Ukraine are no longer subject to attorney-client privilege.
“I’m not acting as a lawyer,” he said. “I’m acting as someone who has devoted most of his life to straightening out the government.”
The call got so loud, that according to Plott, her Uber driver had to stop and ask her if everything was okay.
I had this conversation while in an Uber and when I hung up the driver was like, "Uh, everything ok?"
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) September 26, 2019