Julian was overheard discussing plans with an unidentified woman while at a crowded restaurant in New York, Saint Ambrose, at noon on Saturday. The conversation, which lasted more than an hour, touched upon details, including dates for podcasting and launching, logging and the process of uploading the podcast to iTunes and other podcast distributors.
"Many Americans want to hear directly from Rudy Giuliani," said Christian Allen, a spokesman for Giuliani, who confirmed to CNN that he discussed the idea of a podcast at noon on Saturday. "He is considering several options, in consultation with Jay Sekulov and the legal team, about the best way to move forward.
In the conversation, Giuliani said he hoped there would be four or five episodes "to analyze the impeachment in every aspect." It seems that Giuliani's intention is to complete four episodes before the Senate process begins.
Giuliani also mentioned two options for major newspapers he plans to publish, the first of which will explain why Trump is "incompatible" and the second offers an explanation for Giuliani's defense of his client, the president.
Closed-door testimony from multiple witnesses describes Giuliani as a key facilitator the conversations and actions that led to the impeachment probe. This week, the public testimony of several of these witnesses, including former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic, a senior State Department official George Kent and Bill Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine after Jovanovic's removal, is expected to further underscore Giuliani's central role. Giuliani said all his actions were done as part of his legal defense of Trump.
During his talk on Saturday, Giuliani talked about using the podcast as a way to tell his side of the story and counterbalance the balance of the first public television
A person close to Trump's legal team suggested that the podcast would be an intelligent counter-move as the hearings will dominate the news coverage.
But the podcast can also be a risk for the former New York mayor. Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating Giuliani's business relationship with Parnassus and Fruman. Both men have emerged as key players in Giuliani's efforts to get the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political opponents, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden.
Giuliani served on Trump's legal team primarily by defending the president in media appearances and interviews, first focusing on investigating special attorneys for intervention in Russia and now on the impeachment investigation.