Trump denies telling Giuliani to get Ukraine to investigate political foes


O'Reilly: "What was Rudy Giuliani doing in Ukraine on your behalf?"Trump: "Well you have to ask that to Rudy".

But Giuliani has said he was "paid zero" and did not seek any "business opportunity" in Ukraine. "It doesn't work that way", Costello told Reuters.

He brought up Giuliani's recent crack about an "insurance policy" in case he's thrown under the bus - something Giuliani's own lawyer apparently insisted he call POTUS about those comments to say he was only kidding. The 2019 documents evolve over months, showing Giuliani and two other lawyers almost taking on Ukrainian agencies or officials as clients. But Rudy ... I don't even know if ... He noted Giuliani has done previous work in Ukraine and represents clients other than the president. "I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General".

For the last three years, Rudy Giuliani seemed to roam the world with impunity as a kind of rogue ambassador to President Donald Trump, swatting aside concerns from U.S. national security aides and diplomats as he carried out the President's bidding.

"I never received a penny", Giuliani claimed.

In an interview earlier this month with the publication Ukrainian Truth, Lutsenko confirmed that Giuliani told him it was "impossible" for the then-prosecutor general to even get a meeting with the US attorney general unless he hired Giuliani to lobby on his behalf for a monetary fee. "If you could speak to him that would be great". "Plus at this point, it's like, doesn't he know too much?" "I know he was going to go to Ukraine, and I think he canceled a trip", the president continued.

Rudy Giuliani sought deals with Ukraine while probing Bidens
Reached for comment after the president's interview , Giuliani told CBS News, "the president never sent me to Ukraine". One proposal signed by Guiliani in February involved the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.

President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office headed to the Marine One helicopter to depart for travel to Fla., from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Nov. 26, 2019. He added that Giuliani "possibly saw something".

Public testimony in the impeachment inquiry from multiple senior diplomats portrayed Giuliani as the driver behind Trump's pressure campaign to get Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden and a leading voice in the spread of debunked conspiracies that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 USA election.

The campaign is now the subject of the first congressional impeachment inquiry in two decades, with Trump accused of abusing his office in pressuring Ukraine to launch such investigations and possibly using almost $US400 million in U.S. military aid as leverage.

The president made it sound as though he did not necessarily have firsthand information about Giuliani's work in Ukraine, that he had "heard" about it or "read that someplace". Both have pleaded not guilty.

President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speak during a meeting in NY on September 25, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. They came to the USA and gave it to me. Democrats notify he withheld the support in show to tension Ukraine to analyze the son of his likely 2020 rival, Joe Biden. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden.

"He felt personally insulted by what happened during my campaign, because there were a lot of bad things happening", Trump said.