• With: Rudy Giuliani


    GIULIANI: What possible privacy interest do you have in that? They either got welfare or they didn't get welfare. And that would be also important to how were they financed? I mean, I'd like to know how much they were getting in welfare. A trip to Russia for six months is a pretty darn expensive proposition. So I've wondered, was anybody financing them? Was there money behind them?

    And if you knew how much they were getting in welfare, you'd begin to be able to analyze, well, was that enough to sustain this or wasn't it? I think it's pretty important public information.

    I can't figure out what the heck the privacy interest is, except maybe an embarrassment that, you know, by mistake, Massachusetts was giving welfare to potential terrorists. But my goodness, that was -- if that was the worst mistake that was made, it wouldn't be so bad. There were a lot more serious mistakes made than that.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Well, the law enforcement can subpoena the records, so they can get it for the prosecution. But we in the media would like to get that information and I assume some in the public might like to know whether or not, you know, these people were on public assistance of some sort or not. So it's unavailable to us. But what I don't understand is how someone who's -- who's been- who's obviously been accused of a crime and is dead has a privacy interest.

    GIULIANI: Yes, I'd also -- I'd also like to see if the mother's going to get prosecuted for theft. I mean, there's an outstanding -- I think there's an outstanding warrant or proceeding against her for theft before she left the United States. And I mean...

    VAN SUSTEREN: I think that's probably why she left.

    GIULIANI: Well, I mean, I hope we're going to go forward with that prosecution. That'd be another way to put a little pressure on this kid to -- this kid -- this man to talk. I mean, the maximum amount of pressure we can put on this guy to give us the full information -- I mean, after all, look at that ridiculous thing that happened in interrupting his questioning.

    I mean, that's just mind-boggling! To me, someone who spent most of his life in law enforcement, can't imagine in the middle of questioning, this guy is kind of telling you about how he's coming to New York and do a bombing in New York, a judge walks in and we cut off the questioning? What are we, crazy?

    VAN SUSTEREN: Mayor, thank you. Always nice to see you, sir.

    GIULIANI: Thank you.