Justice Department Receiving Information on Bidens From Giuliani: Senator

The U.S. Justice Department is receiving information on former Vice President Joe Biden and his businessman son, Hunter Biden, from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a top Trump ally in the Senate said on Sunday.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Attorney General William Barr told him about the arrangement on Sunday morning and that Justice Department officials were evaluating Giuliani’s information to determine whether it is genuine.

“The Department of Justice is receiving information coming out of the Ukraine from Rudy. He (Barr) told me that they have created a process that Rudy could give information and they would see if it’s verified,” Graham told the CBS News program Face the Nation.

Justice Department officials were not immediately available for comment.

News of the arrangement surfaced days after the Senate acquitted Trump on impeachment charges that he abused his power by asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

Trump had based his demands on unfounded allegations of corruption. House investigators alleged that Giuliani pursued damaging information about the Bidens in Ukraine as Trump’s personal lawyer.

Hunter Biden sat on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma while Joe Biden, now a Democratic presidential candidate, was vice president.

Two Republican senators – Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson – are also conducting an investigation of U.S. government records to determine whether there was a conflict of interest.

Graham said he spoke to Barr and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr on Sunday, after Giuliani told an interviewer that he had unearthed key evidence from Ukraine.

“They told me: ‘Take very cautiously anything coming out of the Ukraine against anybody,'” Graham said.

“Any documents coming out of the Ukraine against any American, Republican or Democrat, need to be looked at by the intelligence services who have expertise – I don’t – because Russia is playing us all like a fiddle.”

Graham said he would refrain from his own probe of the Bidens and concentrate instead on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s decision to issue warrants that led to a federal investigation into allegations that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the election.

“Here’s what I want to tell the president: I’m not going to be the Republican Christopher Steele,” Graham said.

Steele is the former British spy who produced a dossier on Trump that the FBI used in its Russia probe. Republicans have condemned the dossier as a sham document filled with Russian propaganda.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

Responses

  1. Getting anything from that lying, skinny, shoe-scraping scum would prove time-wasting. And I post this with most respectful admiration for a highly-respected official of the state of the Empire State.

  2. Has Giuliani identified a violation of the criminal code? WHAT is it? AND it is the funniest thing EVER that Senator Barr and the Senate Intel Committee told Graham “Take very cautiously anything coming out of Ukraine against anybody.” Is it not Ukraine that Trump asked to investigate his political opponent? I am always looking for logic and I see NONE. Trump claims he was concerned about corruption in Ukraine, yet he violated the Impoundment Control Act in order to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. If he wanted an investigation with verifiable results, WHY not have his own government investigate them? WHERE is the logic in that?

    1. Remember the Ukraine Treaty (12978 – US Senate 106-16) which was signed in Kiev on July 22, 1998 which was the US/Ukraine Treaty for “Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters”? Do you also know that POTUS Trump was LAWFUL under that Treaty when he unearthed the corruption in Ukraine AND that former VP Joe Biden and his son – Hunter – were found to POSSIBLY be involved in that corruption (AND in other Countries as well)? Was the quid pro quo by VP Biden LEGAL? IF it was, why then was Trump raked over the impeachment coals for doing what Biden got away with? Why wasn’t VP Biden impeached along with his Kenyan boss for AUTHORIZING the quid pro quo?

      News reports today say the DemocRAT Party is full of corruption (not really news). Quid pro quo Joe confirms it.

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