Federal prosecutors have decided to continue pursuing an investigation into the President’s “personal lawyer” Rudy Giuliani, after it was reported that the Justice Department created an “intake process” to receive information on the Biden’s from him.
The investigation is looking into claims that Giuliani, along with two of his former associates participated in a plan trying to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich. Prosecutors say the three saw Yovanovich as a threat to Trump’s efforts to investigate political rivals.
Marie Yovanovich was terminated from her position on May 20, 2019, after Trump was informed that she was blocking the probe into Biden.
A source familiar with the matter told The Washington Post:
Federal prosecutors in New York contacted witnesses and sought to collect additional documents in an investigation related to Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, according to people familiar with their activities.
The recent steps — including an interview with a witness last week — indicate that the probe involving Giuliani and two of his former associates is moving forward, even as the Justice Department has set up a process to evaluate claims Giuliani is making about alleged wrongdoing in Ukraine related to former vice president Joe Biden.
Giuliani has commented on the investigation, describing it as the “most unfair, vindictive investigation they have ever conducted.”
“I believe that the leaks and the investigation is intended to intimidate me as the President’s lawyer,” he said. “I am fully confident that I did not commit any crimes of any kind.”