by Mike Brest · October 12, 2019
President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is under investigation for his work in Ukraine.
Giuliani, 75, has attempted to gather evidence of criminal activities by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter while also trying to persuade foreign governments to help them dig up dirt.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating if he broke lobbying laws in his dealings with Ukraine, the New York Times reported Friday night. The investigation is tied to the arrests of two of Giuliani’s clients who were helping him in his investigation, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. The two individuals were arrested on campaign finance-related charges.
The investigation is focusing on Giuliani’s efforts to undermine Marie Yovanovitch, the American ambassador. She told House impeachment investigators Friday during her testimony that Trump got rid of her over “unfounded and false claims,” according to Politico.
Yovanovitch, who was mentioned in the famous Trump-Ukraine phone call, was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2016 and recalled by Trump in May.
Washington Examiner · by Mike Brest · October 12, 2019