BREAKING: Senate Democrats Ask To Investigate Communication Between DOJ & Giuliani
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Democrats in the Senate have signed off on a letter asking Inspector General Michael Horowitz to expand their investigation into Rudy Giuliani and the Justice Department’s recent communications regarding the Biden’s.
They first started calling for an investigation into the President’s “personal lawyer,” after Barr confirmed that the Department would be reviewing information on the Biden’s received from Giuliani during a press conference.
Federal prosecutors in New York have already contacted witnesses and and requested additional documents as part of the investigation.
Rudy Giuliani submitted the information he gathered through the Justice Department’s new “intake process,” which is being used to receive information on the Biden’s from the public.
Ranking member Dianne Feinstein and nine other Democrats claimed in the letter “that Mr. Giuliani’s interactions with senior DOJ officials may have unduly influenced or created conflicts of interests with regard to DOJ activities.”
“These reports suggest that Mr. Giuliani has used his relationship with the President, including his representation of the President as a private citizen, to gain improper access to attorneys and investigators in the agency, particularly political appointees who serve at the President’s pleasure.”
“At a minimum, Mr. Giuliani’s access creates an appearance of impropriety that could undermine trust in the agency,” they added.
This request to the inspector general to expand their probe comes as the result of Nadler’s four-page-letter sent to the Justice Department, where he demanded information on the Justice Department's announcement of their new “intake process.”
In this letter, House Judiciary Chairman Nadler claimed the DOJ accepting information from Giuliani “would seem to be a significant departure from traditional channels,” and it raises “conflicts of interest-both for the Department, generally, and for you [Barr], specifically.”
Attorney General Barr replied to Nadler on Wednesday, saying “We had established an intake process in the field so that any information coming in about Ukraine could be carefully scrutinized by the department and its intelligence community partners.”
Giuliani has commented on the news of the investigation, describing it as the “most unfair, vindictive investigation they have ever conducted.”
“I believe that the leaks and the investigation is intended to intimidate me as the President’s lawyer,” he said. “I am fully confident that I did not commit any crimes of any kind.”
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