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Politics Barr: U.S. scrutinizing all information ahead of 2020 election, including from Giuliani

18:00  10 february  2020
18:00  10 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Giuliani associates Parnas, Fruman face Oct. 5 trial, before U.S. election

  Giuliani associates Parnas, Fruman face Oct. 5 trial, before U.S. election A U.S. federal judge set an Oct. 5 trial date for Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, setting the stage for more information to emerge about their alleged campaign finance violations before November's presidential election.The Ukraine-born Parnas and Belarus-born Fruman were charged last October over their alleged use of a shell company to make an illegal $325,000 donation to a committee supporting the Republican president's re-election.

Andy Barr ' s campaign spokeswoman Jodi Whitaker told CNN that, "out of an abundance of caution, the Parnas and Fruman donated a combined 1,000 to Protect the House ahead of the 2018 CNN previously reported that federal prosecutors are scrutinizing Giuliani ' s financial ties to the men.

The receipt of information from Mr. Giuliani does not mean that the Justice Department will open any investigation into Mr. Biden or his son. On Sunday, Mr. Graham cited conversations with Mr. Barr and Senator Richard M. Burr, a North Carolina Republican who is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr confirmed on Monday that the Justice Department has set up a process to receive information about candidates ahead of the November election, including from President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, but that any such information should not be taken "at face value."

a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. Attorney General Barr announces findings from Pensacola shootings investigation during news conference at Justice Department in Washington © Reuters/TOM BRENNER U.S. Attorney General Barr announces findings from Pensacola shootings investigation during news conference at Justice Department in Washington

"We have to be very careful with respect to any information coming from the Ukraine," Barr said during a press conference. "There are a lot of agendas in the Ukraine. There are a lot of cross-currents, and we can't take anything we receive from the Ukraine at face value."

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

DOJ taps U.S. attorneys to coordinate Ukraine investigations .
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appointed U.S. attorneys in New York and Pennsylvania to coordinate federal investigations into Ukraine-related matters, including new information collected by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In a letter sent Tuesday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and obtained by The Associated Press, the department said that Richard Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of New York, has been assigned to coordinate any investigations and other Ukraine related-matters. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote that Scott Brady, the U.S.

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