President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has confirmed that he asked Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President and current Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Appearing on CNN Thursday night, Giuliani told Chris Cuomo that he specifically requested the Ukraine “look into” Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. According to recent allegations, Biden’s son Hunter and his affiliation with a particular company are at the center of the potential investigation. This stunning admission comes just days after a whistleblower complaint was filed by someone in the intelligence community regarding the Ukraine.
While the specifics of the whistleblower complaint are still unknown, many have already begun to draw their own conclusions.
According to reports published in both The Washington Post and The New York Times, President Trump recently withheld over $250 million in military aid from the Ukraine not long after making a private phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Shortly after Giuliani’s CNN interview aired, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy (D) took to Twitter to relay a recent meeting he had with Zelensky, in which the Ukrainian President seemed receptive to the Trump campaign’s requests. Murphy, however, instructed Zelensky to ultimately ignore such demands from Giuliani and other non-government officials.
“I don’t know what is in the whistleblower complaint,, but it was clear to me that Ukraine officials were worried about the consequences of ignoring Giuliani’s demands,” Murphy added. “And of course they were. That’s why presidents shouldn’t have their campaigns talking to foreign leaders.”