KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Donald Trump’s private lawyer Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine on Thursday, reviving the efforts that landed him and Trump within the impeachment inquiry now roiling Washington.
The inquiry was triggered by a July 25 cellphone name through which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to research Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son and in addition a discredited conspiracy principle that Ukraine interfered within the 2016 U.S. election. Trump denies wrongdoing.
Giuliani was on the heart of these efforts, conducting a shadow diplomacy all through the spring and summer time.
On Thursday, he met in Kyiv with Andrii Derkach, a member of Ukraine’s parliament who has promoted unsubstantiated claims in opposition to the Bidens.
Derkach posted images on Fb with Giuliani and mentioned the 2 had had a gathering to kind a brand new group, Buddies of Ukraine Cease Corruption.
One other official mentioned Giuliani was filming a documentary.