George Conway Says Rudy Giuliani 33 Years Ago Would Indict Rudy Giuliani Today in a 'New York Minute'

George Conway asserted that 33 years ago Rudy Giuliani would have indicted himself today in a "New York minute" over his involvement in the Ukraine matter at the center of the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Two Giuliani associates were arrested while trying to flee the country on Wednesday and indicted on federal campaign finance charges. Prosecutors in New York say the men were part of an effort to funnel foreign money to U.S. candidates for federal and state offices, at the request of Ukrainian officials.

"Rudy 1986 would have indicted Rudy 2019 in a New York minute," wrote Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, on Twitter. The attorney and former Republican has been one of the most vocal critics of the Trump administration, despite the fact that he is married to senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

Rudy 1986 would have indicted Rudy 2019 in a New York minute.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 11, 2019

In 1986, Giuliani was serving as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and was involved in leading an aggressive push to prosecute Mafia leaders. Giuliani also handled one of his most high-profile political corruption cases that year, involving Stanley Friedman, a Democratic Party leader and an attorney who represented then-real estate mogul Trump. Eight years later, Giuliani would become the mayor of New York City.

But now, Giuliani appears to be in the middle of a political scandal that could result in the House of Representatives bringing forward impeachment articles against Trump. The focus of the inquiry is Trump's efforts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President and 2020 Democratic front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter over what he alleges were corrupt business deals.

According to officials, the indicted associates had been helping Giuliani investigate Biden. Giuliani has acknowledged that he tried to look into the Bidens in his capacity as the president's personal attorney.

Trump insisted on Thursday night that he did not know either of the Giuliani associates arrested and that any questions on the matter should be directed to the attorney. However, images of Trump with the two men have been circulating since their arrest, including a photo from May 2018 showing one of the associates with Trump at the White House.

"I don't know them, I don't know about them, I don't know what they do. Maybe they were clients of Rudy. You'd have to ask Rudy," Trump told reporters outside of the White House. "I just don't know."

Trump added that he hopes Giuliani doesn't end up getting indicted on federal charges. Federal prosecutors said during a news conference Thursday that their investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani attends the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Giuliani has been implicated in the Ukraine scandal that is the focus of the congressional impeachment inquiry against Trump. Tasos Katopodis/Getty