Giuliani will report to Justice Department, Congress on his investigations in Ukraine

Cheryl Sanders
December 9, 2019

Despite the apparent lack of credibility in Giuliani's efforts, President Donald Trump on Saturday told reporters Giuliani was going to report his findings to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Congress.

The New York Times said earlier that Giuliani had visited Budapest this week and stopped by in Kyiv on December 5, where he met with former Ukrainian prosecutors Viktor Shokin and Kostiantyn Kulyk.

Mr Trump said Mr Giuliani had not yet told him what information he has gathered, though the President said he's heard it was plentiful. "He says he has a lot of good information". "And he did get back from Europe just recently, and I know - he has not told me what he found, but I think he wants to go before Congress and say - and also to the attorney general and the Department of Justice".

During Giuliani's trip to Ukraine, the country at the center of the impeachment inquiry against Trump, the former NY mayor met with Ukrainians who have peddled unsubstantiated allegations of misdeeds by former vice president Joe Biden in Ukraine and claims that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump. "I hear he's found plenty, yeah".

Giuliani was in Ukraine on Thursday, reviving the efforts that landed him and Trump in the impeachment inquiry now roiling Washington.

Giuliani was accompanied in Kyiv by Andriy Telizhenko, a Ukrainian who worked at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in 2016 and is the source of unsubstantiated allegations that his country interfered with the 2016 USA election.

According to the Post, Giuliani has also repeatedly stressed to Trump that he is not in any legal jeopardy - despite the fact that his Ukrainian allies Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have been arrested and charged by USA federal authorities on campaign finance charges.

This comes as Giuliani has made repeated claims about shady interactions between the Obama administration and Ukrainian officials.

Republican Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz offered several defenses of Rudy Giuliani visiting Ukraine this past week, saying that while it is "weird", Americans should give him "the benefit of the doubt" because of his role after 9/11.

Derkach has previously disseminated information about Hunter Biden and Burisma that Giuliani has cited as evidence in his criticisms of the Biden family.

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