Rudy Giuliani attended a White House dinner on Friday with the woman he claimed he was not having an affair with during his marriage to his third wife.
The former New York mayor walked proudly into the dinner that was being thrown for the Prime Minister of Australia and his wife with Dr. Maria Ryan.
She was named in court documents filed by Giuliani’s wife when she divorced him. She claimed he and Ryan, who is also married, were having an affair throughout their marriage.
Giuliani denied it, saying there was ‘no proof’ they’d had sex despite spending the night together at an upstate hotel.
He called Ryan, who has has attended events with in the past, as a ‘very fine woman’ and said he was also friends with her husband.
Rudy Giuliani and Dr. Maria Ryan attends a White House dinner for the Australian Prime Minister on Friday night. She was the woman he denied having an affair with after his estranged wife accused them of sleeping together before she filed for divorce
She was still wearing a ring on her wedding finger on Friday to attend the event with the 75-year-old.
Ryan’s daughter was Giuliani’s former assistant.
In June last year, Giuliani insisted and Ryan were ‘friends’.
Even if they had spent the night together at a New Hampshire hotel before his divorce to wife Judith Nathan was underway, it happened when he was ‘in effect, separated’, he said.
Nathan, who married the politician in 2003 after starting her relationship with him when he was married to his second wife, however dismissed his denial of infidelity.
She said: ‘My husband’s denial of the affair with the married Mrs. Ryan is as false as his claim that we were separated when he took up with her.’
It has since been claimed that Ryan accompanied him to Israel and attended an event where she was introduced as his ‘partner’.
The pair did not hold hands and did not address the nature of their relationship. Giuliani previously called Ryan’s husband a ‘fine man’
Giuliani and Ryan pose for photographs before entering the dinner on Friday night
In March last year, Giuliani visited Cottage Hospital where Ryan is the CEO. Local networks filmed Giuliani’s visit at the time.
He said he was there to look at the hospital’s cyber security equipment which was of interest to one of his businesses, Giuliani Security and Safety.
Ryan also gave an interview about the importance of looking after patient documents.
Afterwards, they drove an hour to the hotel where staff said Giuliani was treated like a ‘VIP’.
He had arranged with staff to have access to the private screening room for him to watch The Godfather and The Godfather II.
On the night in question, he, Ryan and two other men had dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Giuliani dined on a $32 Prime Rib.
Afterwards, he and Ryan went back to his room, the $524-a-night Summit Suite.
Giuliani’s third wife, Judith Nathan, 63, filed for divorce on April 4, 2018. She filed a contested divorce, citing their assets as the source of dispute. It was a week after his trip to Ryan’s hospital
‘We were all surprised because he is really getting on in years, and she was quite a bit younger than him.
‘We were all like, “Hmmm,”” the hotel staff member said
The outing on Friday night came after yet another disastrous interview in which he contradicted himself and argued repeatedly with CNN host Chris Cuomo.
‘Ha, ha, ha,’ Giuliani laughed as he walked by reporters on the red carpet.
He had been asked if he asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden.
‘No, actually I didn’t. I asked the Ukraine to investigate the allegations that there was interference in the election of 2016 by the Ukrainians for the benefit of Hillary Clinton, for which there is already a court finding,’ Giuliani responded.
Rudy Giuliani boasted to friends that he was dating a big-breasted woman before it was claimed on Tuesday that he was having an affair with Dr. Maria Rose Ryan who accompanied him to Israel last week with her daughter Vanessa (in white). She is pictured in black standing behind him on June 7, 2018. During one hospital tour, she was introduced as his partner
‘You never asked anything about Hunter Biden? You never asked anything about Joe Biden and his role with the prosecutor?’ Cuomo asked.
‘The only thing I asked about Joe Biden is to get to the bottom of how it was that Lutsenko, who was appointed, dismissed the case,’ Giuliani said.
‘So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?’ Cuomo pressed.
‘Of course I did,’ Giuliani said.
The former mayor then said that while he ‘didn’t ask’ that Biden be investigated specifically, he did ask the Ukrainian government ‘to look into the allegations that related to my client, which tangentially involved Joe Biden in a massive bribery scheme.’
Giuliani alleged that the former vice president ‘bribed the president of the Ukraine in order to fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son.’
Giuliani and Cuomo exchanged heated jabs, with the former mayor calling the host a ‘sellout’.