Democratic politicians are expressing their outrage over the declared mission from Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney of President Donald Trump, to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.
Giuliani said that he is going to investigate reports that Biden might have corrupt dealings that benefitted his son when he connected to a company in Ukraine.
But Democrats saw this as another example of Trump officials seeking foreign interference in a U.S. election. Biden is currently the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called the investigation "highly unethical" and said Giuliani needs to "just back off!"
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"I just think it is highly unethical for the president's personal lawyer to go meet with officials from foreign government to see if they can influence somehow the upcoming presidential election," said Warren. "We've had enough of that and Rudy Giuliani should just back off!"
Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called Giuliani's mission "stomach-turning," and said it might even be criminal.
"Head-spinning, stomach-turning potential criminality—soliciting illegal intervention from a foreign power for Trump's campaign. My Duty to Report Act would help stop this abhorrent, unpatriotic practice. Giuliani's 'only client' is Trump—repeating misconduct," he tweeted.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called on the American people to reject Giuliani's plan.
"That apparently is Giuliani's bar," said Schiff, "which is he will do everything he can up to the edge of breaking the law. But the American people need to reject this, do we really need to go through this again? With a presidential campaign inviting a foreign power to involve itself in our affairs?"
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) called the move a "flat out betrayal," on CNN.
"It's a betrayal of democracy to work with other countries to affect our elections," Swallwell said. "It's just a flat-out betrayal!"
Here's the latest on Giuliani's mission to hurt Biden:
Giuliani says he's seeking help from Ukraine to politically hurt Joe Biden www.youtube.com