HUGE: Graham Invites Giuliani to Share His Findings From Ukraine
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During an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham announced that he was inviting President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to share his findings regarding Ukraine to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Last week, Giuliani went on a “fact-finding mission,” to find out if “Ukraine may have…attempted to interfere in the 2016 election,” according to the Associated Press.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
He also reportedly spoke with several officials involved in an inquiry, conducted several years ago, into whether former Vice President Joe Biden improperly pressured Ukrainian prosecutors to drop an investigation into a Ukrainian oil and gas firm that employed his son, Hunter, as a member of their board of directors.
The New York Times reported last week that Giuliani spoke to “ousted Ukrainian prosecutors Yuriy Lutsenko, Viktor Shokin and Kostiantyn H. Kulyk” and that he’s compiling the information he discovers into a documentary, which will air on One America News Network some time in the future.
While speaking with reporters last week, President Trump said he had heard that Giuliani found "plenty."
“He has not told me what he found, but I think he wants to go before Congress,” Trump said. “I hear he has found plenty.”
Last week, Graham had said that he “had no plans for Giuliani to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has launched an inquiry into Joe Biden and his communications with Ukrainian officials.”
This seems to have changed.
“Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I’ll be glad to talk to you,” Graham said on CBS. “We can look at what Rudy’s got and Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and anything else you want to look at after impeachment. But if Rudy wants to come to the Judiciary Committee and testify about what he found, he’s welcome to do so.”
The Daily Wire continues:
Graham added that he hadn’t consulted Giuliani to get an outline of what Giuliani has found, but noted that it seems important for Giuliani to deliver any information to the Senate that he feels will become important in the President’s upcoming trial.
If Giuliani takes Graham up on his offer, it will likely mean a competing committee meeting to the impeachment hearing, with Giuliani potentially testifying in both. The House is eyeing a vote on impeachment Wednesday, before the body gavels out for the holidays, which would mean a January or February Senate trial. The earliest Giuliani could testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee would be early January, when Congress comes back into session after its holiday break.
Republicans uniformly complained that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) elected not to call any witnesses, in his own impeachment inquiry, that could present a competing series of events to those Democrats say took place between the White House and Ukrainian officials. Those witnesses include Giuliani, meaning he may be called as a witness for the President’s defense.
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