Trump attorney Giuliani discussed Biden's role in Ukraine with President Zelensky’s aide

Trump attorney Giuliani discussed Biden's role in Ukraine with President Zelensky’s aide
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Former New York Mayor Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani has confirmed that he spoke with Ukrainian officials about former US Vice President Joe Biden’s possible involvement in the dismissal of the general prosecutor of Ukraine Viktor Shokin who was involved in a probe into business dealings involving Biden’s son, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has been trying to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s role in the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor in 2016, recently confirmed meeting with associates of newly-elected Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Giuliani said that he spoke twice over the phone with Yermak and then agreed to meet him in Madrid in July. The Ukrainian official then reportedly asked Giuliani questions about the role of Joe Biden, who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 Presidential election, in the dismissal of the general prosecutor of Ukraine during Biden’s term as VP in 2016.

Giuliani claimed that Donald Trump did not want to pursue the issue. Giuliani also said that he did not try to influence the Ukrainian official as he “did not need to”, but did say that he discussed with him how the prosecutor’s dismissal might have been an attempt to damage Trump’s campaign.

"I wouldn't do an unethical thing in my life, I'm a really good lawyer,"  Giuliani told CNN, in relation to the how his talks with Yermak might be perceived. "I'm proud of what I did," he added.

Giuliani told CNN that he was not planning to go to Ukraine, as he thought he would be walking into a “group of people who are enemies to the president, in some cases enemies of the United States.” It was not clear from the interview who Giuliani was referring to.

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