Rudy Giuliani stated that he had "no idea" what President Trump had said to the new Ukrainian president in a phone call that could be the subject of a sorry complainant community of the intelligence community.
Trump's personal lawyer also claims that he acted independently in pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, leading Democratic presidential leader in 2020, and issues related to Paul Manafort.
Giuliani appeared on CNN Thursday night, clashing with host Chris Cuomo on The Washington Post report stating that Trump had communicated with a foreign leader for Ukraine in which he was made a "promise" that was alarming enough to trigger an infringement complaint.
"I have no idea. I never asked him that. I don't know if he did it and I wouldn't care if he did it. He had every right to make him President of the United States, "Giuliani said of Trump's call at the heart of the controversy. [1
These include a possible attempt to put pressure on the Ukrainian government and aiding the presidential re-election campaign by investigating Biden's son Hunter Biden's relationship with an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch. They also examine whether Trump and Giuliani sought "the prosecution of Ukrainians who provided crucial evidence against convicted Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort," who is in prison for illegally lobbying on behalf of Ukrainian interests and financial fraud.
Arguing that "we have two undisclosed allegations of mass corruption," Giuliani told Cuomo, "I did what I did myself."
Giuliani, who began to represent Trump during the investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller, also said that he had only told Trump about his efforts after the fact.
"Three months after I found out about this," Giuliani said when he briefed Trump. "And then I realized it was true by receiving a sworn affidavit from five people in Ukraine who said," We drove into the White House, the Obama White House, and told us to go dig into Trump and Manafort's filth in January 2016. . ""
Among the insults, Cuomo repeatedly presses Julian to show him his confessions. "I will not testify. I want to go to court," said Giuliani.
Trump also denied reporting on the infringement complaint.
"Virtually anytime I speak on the phone with a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people who listen from different US agencies, not to mention those from the other country," tweeted earlier on Thursday "Knowing all this, someone stupid enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate to a foreign leader while having such a potentially" heavily populated "conversation."
As part of his investigation, Schiff searched for a transcript. and the list of participants in the interview with Zelensky, an actor who took over OCT in May. Schiff also directs the prosecution of information about a complaint that Community Intelligence Inspector General Michael Atkinson considers "urgent concern". a breach alert, and the inspector general's analysis, claiming that its contents were outside its jurisdiction. Maguire is expected to testify before the House and Senate intelligence groups next week.