Published: Tue, December 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump on Giuliani's trip to Ukraine: He brought a lot of information

Trump on Giuliani's trip to Ukraine: He brought a lot of information

The disclosures again suggest the president continues to defy the security guidance urged by his own aides and followed by previous incumbents - a stance that is particularly remarkable given Mr Trump's attacks on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign for her use of a private email account while she served as secretary of state.

"He's going to make a report, I think to the attorney general and to Congress", Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday as he departed for a fund-raising trip to Florida.

Gaetz, an ally of the president's in the House, said Trump was leery about squandering U.S. taxpayers dollars in Ukraine because of its history of being corrupt that extended into former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter's work with a Ukrainian gas company.

"He says he has a lot of good information".

In one instance, the Post said, Barr warned Trump that Giuliani was not serving him well as his lawyer, according to one person with knowledge of the situation. I did not tell him about this information.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, has been traveling to Ukraine to pursue investigations into Trump's potential 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden and Biden's son, as well as a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 USA election to help Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

US officials testified last month at a congressional impeachment panel that they became increasingly alarmed by the role Giuliani played in Ukraine for Trump.

President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky involved acting on a honest view of corruption in the country, Rep. In fact, the United States and many other Western governments had been pushing for the ouster of the prosecutor, considering that he was soft on crime.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, said he believes President Trump paused millions in military aid to Ukraine because of his "sincere" concerns that the country was corrupt.

"I think he wants to go before Congress. and also to the attorney general and to the Department of Justice", Trump said.

"I hear he's found plenty".

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