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Giuliani says 'big tech oligarchs' and China are 'key threats' America faces

Giuliani spoke to Eric Greitens during an interview on Actionable Intelligence

Updated: January 13, 2021 - 12:26pm

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President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said during an interview on Actionable Intelligence with former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens that the "key threats" currently facing the U.S. are "big tech oligarchs" and China.

"Well there are two key threats," the former New York City mayor said. "From within, it's the big tech oligarchs who are no different than the oligarchs in Russia and in Ukraine. They've become corrupt, they've become despotic and they've become oppressive in the way they exercise power. They pay off the Democrat Party and some of our party and therefore gain immunities that nobody else has and exercise influence over us in which they crush our rights," he said.

"Our external, existential threat is China," Giuliani said. "And we have too many people in our government, including possibly the soon-to-be president, who has taken multi-millions of dollars from China. And the fact that he was elected president is very, very frightening."

During the interview Giuliani, who has been involved in the Trump legal team's efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, said that there are political pressures in the legal profession.

"What's being done to lawyers is destroying the legal profession," Giuliani said. "They are being required to subscribe to one political philosophy. It happens to be dominated very much now by big tech because they make up the major income of the major law firms," he remarked. Giuliani said that "if you represent Donald Trump, the big clients in your law firm will put a great deal of pressure on your partners saying, 'Get rid of him because we hate Trump, Trump is a monster, Trump is gonna hurts us.'"

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) president has initiated an inquiry into whether Giuliani should be ousted from its membership. Additionally, New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman on Monday said that he planned to file a complaint with the Appellate Division of the Unified Court System requesting that the revocation of Giuliani's license to practice law in the Empire State be considered.