The Justice Department is reviewing information gathered by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and others about Ukraine.
This was confirmed by Attorney General William Barr in a press conference with other Justice Department officials.
Ukraine was the center of attention during the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Eventually, The U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment brought on by House Democrats.
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Speaking with reporters at a press conference Monday, Barr responded to a question about information that Giuliani and others were reportedly forwarding to the DOJ.
“Senator Graham says that Rudy Giuliani will be providing the Department information related to Ukraine and the Bidens,” the reporter said, referring to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham who told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the DOJ has “created a process that Rudy could give information and they would see if it’s verified.”
“Rudy Giuliani is a well-known man,” the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said.
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“He’s a crime fighter. He’s loyal to the president.
He’s a good lawyer,” he said, but added that the Justice Department needed to review any information “because it could be Russian propaganda.”
Giuliani has claimed he has information regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who had a board position with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings.
“What is the process for receiving this information?
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Who will evaluate it and is this something you feel the need to recuse yourself from?” the reporter asked Barr on Monday.
“Well, as I have previously said, the DOJ has the obligation to have an open door to anybody who wishes to provide us information that they think is relevant,” Barr told reporters.