Rudy Giuliani: Netanyahu is an honest, honorable man

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani talks about Netanyahu, Trump, and recent political decisions.

Chana Roberts ,

Giuliani and Netanyahu
Giuliani and Netanyahu
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke to Channel 1 about the investigation of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu saying, "I find this whole situation of this so-called investigation of him outrageous... I think it embarrasses Israel, because it's making a mountain out of a molehill. Criminalizing politics is a terrible thing...

"If we're going to start dealing with cigars and gifts from good friends - when the law allows that, and you have to interpret it in a certain way in order to get to another result - with the things that we have to deal with in this world - Iran being nuclear possibly, Islamic terrorism, poverty, economic development, cyber security, cyber crime - and we're spending our time on cigars and champagne from a good friend. It seems to me something's out of whack, somebody's being too political in the way they're dealing with it.

"I've known Prime Minister Netanyahu for 25 years; he's an extremely honest, honorable man... My opinion is that this case is making a mountain out of a molehill and is politically inspired, and I think most people in America look at it that way."

Giuliani also said he had not even thought about helping Netanyahu with the investigation until he landed.

"The primary purpose of my visit is to do legal work for several clients here in Israel. The secondary purpose is to meet with the Prime Minister to get his cooperation for a cyber security commission, that President Trump specifically asked me to do. And the third purpose was to meet with him and share some ideas with him that I have."