Giuliani: Biden's Actions in Ukraine Need to be Probed
May 15 2019
Giuliani's planned trip drew sharp outrage from Democrats who said it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a USA election.
Giuliani previously told the New York Times that he would travel to Kiev in the "coming days" and possibly meet with newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to persuade him to press ahead with an investigation into cooperation between Ukrainian officials and the Democratic Party during the 2016 election, as well as a corruption case involving the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
After President Donald Trump said it would be "appropriate" for him to speak to his attorney general about initiating an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's diplomacy in Ukraine while Biden's son was serving on the board of Ukrainian energy company, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that such a move would not be appropriate and expressed concern that the attorney general - who he said was lacking integrity - "just might do it".
The other regards the involvement of Hunter Biden, son of the 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden, in a gas company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.
"The meeting would have accomplished little and may be in the hands of those who might misrepresent it", Giuliani said Saturday in a statement.
It's happening again. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report just outlined how the Trump Campaign was receptive to Russia's election help and sought out information on future Wikileaks dumps.
Giuliani revealed his intention to travel to Ukraine on behalf of his client in a Thursday interview with The New York Times, but by Friday night, that plan was canceled. But it "certainly it would be an appropriate thing to" discuss with him, Trump said.
"Explain to me why Biden shouldn't be investigated", Giuliani said, responding to criticism from Sen. I think it goes back even to the Clintons.
President Trump criticizes democrat party officials for their soft stance on China.
Throughout the investigation, Giuliani attacked Mueller's credibility and often tried to change the public discourse by advancing conspiracy theories about the special counsel or Democratic investigators.
Anticipating criticism that he was encouraging foreign interference in a US presidential campaign, Giuliani told the Times, "There's nothing illegal about it", Giuliani said.
"We're not meddling in an election, we're meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do".
President Trump commented on possibly investigating Biden's alleged actions in Ukraine in an exclusive interview with Politico on Friday. There is no evidence that Biden's conduct was improper and at least one expert has said the accusations don't hold up.
"That's not going to happen and I don't think this country could survive another four years of a president like this who gets up every day trying to find new and inventive ways to divide us", Schiff stressed.