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Politics Lindsey Graham invites Rudy Giuliani to Judiciary panel to discuss recent Ukraine visit

22:55  14 december  2019
22:55  14 december  2019 Source:   politico.com

Giuliani Is in Kyiv, and Ukrainian Officials Are Steering Clear

  Giuliani Is in Kyiv, and Ukrainian Officials Are Steering Clear Rudy Giuliani, whose work in Ukraine is at the heart of U.S. impeachment proceedings, is back in the country -- and officials in Kyiv appear to be keeping their distance. © Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani People with knowledge of his trip say Giuliani flew into Kyiv from Budapest on Wednesday, the same day that U.S. hearings stemming from his shadow diplomacy in Ukraine kicked over to the House Judiciary Committee. Social media postings show him meeting with current and previous Ukrainian political figures as part of a cable news documentary series that’s critical of the impeachment inquiry.

Sen. Lindsey Graham is inviting Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his recent trip to Ukraine.

Lindsey Graham wearing a suit and tie: Sen. Lindsey Graham.© Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham.

In an interview airing on Face the Nation Sunday, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said that Giuliani, who is serving as the president’s personal attorney, could appear before his committee separately from the impending Senate impeachment trial.

“Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I'll be glad to talk to you,” Graham said. “We can look at what Rudy's got and Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and anything else you want to look at after impeachment. But if Rudy wants to come to the Judiciary Committee and testify about what he found, he's welcome to do so.”

Giuliani traveled to Ukraine earlier this month to gather information intended to discredit the House’s impeachment probe, which focuses on Trump pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens. Giuliani was spotted at the White House on Friday.

Graham said he didn’t know what material Giuliani had gathered.

The House could vote on articles of impeachment against Trump as soon as Wednesday.

Trump Praises Giuliani After Ukraine Travel: ‘Very Great Crimefighter … He Does This Out of Love’ .
President Donald Trump briefly commented to reporters today on the information Rudy Giuliani apparently shared with him after his recent travels to Ukraine. JUST IN: President Trump reveals Rudy Giuliani has shared some evidence he gathered on recent trip to Ukraine, but ignored my question about Giuliani being under investigation by his DOJ. @CBSNewspic.twitter.com/HhNXgPIWDM— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) December 16, 2019When asked how much Giuliani shared with him, Trump said, “Not too much, but he’s a very great crimefighter. He was probably the greatest crimefighter over the last 50 years, very smart.

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