Giuliani Tells Reporters He’s No Longer Going to Kremlin-Linked Event in Armenia

 

Earlier tonight, the Washington Post dropped a surprising report that Rudy Giuliani — in the middle of everything else that’s going on — is set to appear at a Kremlin-backed conference in Armenia next week where Vladimir Putin himself may show up.

Giuliani confirmed to the Post he was going:

In an interview Friday, Giuliani angrily rejected questions about whether it was appropriate for him to attend the event at which he also appeared last year.

“I will try to not knowingly talk to a Russian until this is all over,” he retorted.

The former New York mayor confirmed he will be paid for his appearance but declined to say how much he would receive or which group or person will foot the bill.

“It goes to my company,” Giuliani said.

After the Post report dropped, Giuliani said in comments to multiple reporters that he’s dropping out, supposedly after being made aware of Putin’s possible attendance:

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