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World Ukraine's President says he never met with Rudy Giuliani

20:45  01 october  2019
20:45  01 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday that he has never met with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media on October 1, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine.© Sean Gallup/Getty Images Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media on October 1, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine.

"I never met Rudy Giuliani -- never. And never had any phone calls with him," Zelensky said Tuesday at a news conference in Kiev.

According to a transcript released by the White House of a July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky, the Ukrainian President said that he was aware of Giuliani's efforts to uncover information that would help Trump politically, and Trump encouraged Zelensky to speak with his lawyer because Giuliani "very much knows what's happening." Trump, the transcript showed, pressed Zelensky to work with Giuliani to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

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There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe or Hunter Biden.

Giuliani was also named 31 times in a separate whistleblower complaint that alleges Trump abused his official powers "to solicit interference" from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and that the White House took steps to cover it up. Trump has denied doing anything improper.

Asked by CNN's Clarissa Ward on Tuesday if he felt pressure from Trump, Zelensky reiterated that he didn't feel any pressure from the President to investigate the Bidens.

"I don't feel pressure," he said, taking questions from reporters. "I have lots of people who'd like to put pressure on me here and abroad. I'm the president of an independent Ukraine -- no one can put pressure on me."

Giuliani told CNN that the State Department helped set up his meetings with Zelensky aides and that he met with a top aide to Zelensky in Madrid, days after the July 25 phone call.

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