William Barr Says Justice Department Will Accept Rudy Giuliani’s Intelligence From Ukraine On The Bidens
Attorney General William Barr has announced that the Department of Justice will accept and review information gathered Rudy Giuliani who has been investigating the Bidens in Ukraine.
Barr added that anything handed in by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer will be dealt with skepticism. “The DOJ has the obligation to have an open door to anybody who wishes to provide us information that they think is relevant,” he said in a press conference.
He continued, “We have to be very careful with respect to any information coming from Ukraine. There are a lot of agendas in the Ukraine. There are a lot of crosscurrents. And we can’t take anything we receive from the Ukraine at face value.”
This confirms comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (D-South Carolina), who said Barr told him the Department of Justice would receive information from Guilliani.
“He told me that they have created a process that Rudy could give information and they would see if it’s verified,” Graham told CBS on Sunday.
Giuliani’s alleged involvement in Ukraine became a central feature of the House of Representatives’ impeachment case against Trump. He was impeached on articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Both of these charges were related to a call and actions that many saw as an effort to pressure Ukraine’s president to investigate Trump’s democratic rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
The articles of impeachment accused Trump of trying to cheat in the 2020 presidential election by coercing a foreign ally to smear an opponent while withholding nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine. Trump’s obstruction of Congress charge comes from refusing to hand over any documents in the House’s investigation, and by pressuring potential witnesses, like former national security advisor John Bolton, to not comply with the investigation.