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The warnings were based on multiple sources, including intercepted communications, which showed Giuliani was interacting with people linked to Russian intelligence services during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was gathering information that he said would expose the corrupt acts of the former vice president. Joe Biden and his son hunter.The intelligence raised concerns that Giuliani was being used to provide Russian disinformation to the president, the former officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information and conversations.

The warnings to the White House, which were not previously reported, led the national security adviser Robert O’Brien to warn Trump in a private conversation that any information reported by Giuliani from Ukraine should be considered contaminated by Russia, one of the former officials said.

The message was: “Do whatever you want, but your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine,” the person said. Officials wanted to “prevent the president from coming out and saying something stupid,” especially as he faced indictment for his own efforts to arm the Ukrainian president in an investigation into the Bidens.

But O’Brien emerged from the meeting, unsure if he had managed to join the president. Trump had “shrugged his shoulders” at O’Brien’s warning, the former official said, and dismissed concern about his lawyer’s activities by saying, “It’s Rudy.”


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