White House has learned that Russia has targeted Giuliani to transmit disinformation to Trump, report says


Reporting par Le Washington Post, based on information from four former officials familiar with the matter, claims that the president’s personal lawyer had contact with people linked to Russian intelligence services during his December 2019 visit to Ukraine.

The White House intelligence warnings led National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien to warn Mr. Trump that the information reported from Ukraine by Mr. Giuliani should be considered contaminated by Russia, according to the one of the managers.

Mr Giuliani traveled to Ukraine to gather information which he said implicated Joe Biden and his son Hunter in acts of corruption.

the Publish reports that one of the sources said the message to the White House was: “Do whatever you want to do, but your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine. “

Officials wanted to protect the president at a time when he faced indictment for trying to lean on the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens and the Burisma gas company.

The president’s response to the warning would have been: “It’s Rudy”.

The alleged warning regarding Mr Giuliani points out that Russia is once again seeking to influence the US elections and that this time perhaps, unwittingly or not, helped by people close to the president.

Mr Giuliani was not under US surveillance while in Ukraine, but allegedly interacted with Russian assets who were, leading to the capture of all communication between them.

the Publish says Giuliani was not told he was dealing with a Russian intelligence service when he met Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker. He met him twice, once in Kiev and once in New York, calling him “very helpful”.

FBI and Justice Department spokespersons declined to comment on the Publishthe story of.


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