Rudy Giuliani, from America’s mayor to a central figure in Trump’s impeachment

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Rudy Giuliani speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech hosted by Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, 2016. Credit: Gage Skidmore. 

Rudy Giuliani is wedged in the middle of Trump’s impeachment over dealings with Ukraine. New documents released on Tuesday show Giuliani claiming that he was acting on behalf of the president. So how did Giuliani go from America’s mayor and the face of New York’s response to 9/11 to a key player in the president’s impeachment?

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Guest:
Jonanthan Mahler - The New York Times Magazine, author of "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning"

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski