Rudy Giuliani has blasted Fox News for putting him on 'probation' after reports that the network had banned him from appearing because of his false claims over the outcome of the 2020 election.
The former New York City mayor appeared on Steve Bannon’s 'War Room' podcast on Friday, and the pair discussed his discredited claims that former president Trump did not lose the election to Joe Biden
Citing a Politico story, Bannon said Giuliani is under 'double secret probation' at Fox News.
Bannon said: 'Fox did not allow Rudy Giuliani to appear on Fox and Friends on the morning of September 11 - now they tell you you've been on some secret probation over there that nobody knew about?'
Giuliani replied: 'It’s really strange that I’m on probation at a time in which just about everything I said is being corroborated.'
'And they actually are reporting all the things they claim I misled them about.'
On Friday, Giuliani discussed his probation at Fox News over misinformation he spread over the 2020 presidential election during a podcast with Steve Bannon
Giuliani expressed his frustrations on being banned for what he feels was legitimately corroborated information on the former president's election loss to Joe Biden
Politico reported Friday that the 77-year-old had been banned from the network for the last three months, but said he only learned of the probation when his spot to appear on September 11 was cancelled.
Giuliani was initially scheduled to join the network's 'Fox & Friends' to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, but was told his services were not needed the night prior by host Pete Hegseth. A FOX News spokesperson denied that Rudy Giuliani was scheduled to appear on September 11.
The ban also reportedly extends to his son Andrew, who has announced his intention to run for governor of New York in May. A spokesperson for FOX denied the claim.
Giuliani said: 'There'd be no reason to include Andrew. And gee, they do a good separation of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. It's outrageous.'
FOX declined to comment on whether Giuliani is barred from appearing on the network.
Both Fox News and Rudy Giuliani are currently being sued by Dominican Voting Systems over their statements that the company's voting machines somehow tallied votes for Joe Biden that were intended for Donald Trump.
Fox News is facing a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit and Giuliani being sued for $1.3 billion, according to the Huffington Post. Fox has since filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
The voting company had become a target of Trump and his supporters in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, with claims of rampant voter fraud having since been widely invalidated.
Earlier in the day on Friday, Politico reported that the 77-year-old had been banned from Fox News (headquarters pictured above) for three months
A man carries a flag that reads 'TRUMP WON' before a rally featuring former President Donald Trump on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia
Giuliani attempted to explain the faulty reasoning behind his apparent Fox News ban by claiming the information he stated has since been supported by fact, however nothing he has said about the former president’s election loss has been corroborated.
The former NYC Mayor insisted that his claims have now been corroborated regarding the Arizona election being stolen from the former president.
That is despite the fact that an election audit requested by the Republican state Senate verified Biden won the state in a report issued Friday.
During his appearance on Bannon's podcast on Friday, Giuliani attempted to double down on his claims of voter fraud.
'Like this Arizona thing corroborates one of the things they would have said a week ago that I was misleading them about.'
Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer to then-President Donald Trump, applauds during a 'Save America Rally' near the White House in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021
Donald Trump and his supporters targeted Dominican Voting Systems in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, with claims of rampant voter fraud having since been invalidated
'The Arizona thing was obviously fraudulent. There's no question it was fraudulent.'
'The numbers just in Maricopa County would have changed the result of the election.'
Giuliani added that the network's reporting on the election in fact comes from him, by way of the New York Post.
'Now, every time (Fox News) reports something by the New York Post, they're reporting ME! I gave it to the New York Post, you know that,' he told Bannon.
'The New York Post didn't have anything, I gave them the hard drive and every fact they have comes from me.'