Giuliani fishes for political dirt from former Ukrainian MP suspected of involvement in journalist’s murder
A pretty crazy story involving the Ukrainian politician Giuliani met with today, Andriy Derkach.
Derkach has been trying to get his government to investigate Hunter Biden.
His dad, Leonid Derkach, is a former head of Ukraine’s security services.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 5, 2019
Even as Democrats intensified their scrutiny this week of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s role in the pressure campaign against the Ukrainian government that is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, Mr. Giuliani has been in Europe continuing his efforts to shift the focus to purported wrongdoing by President Trump’s political rivals.
Mr. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, met in Budapest on Tuesday with a former Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, who has become a key figure in the impeachment inquiry. He then traveled to Kyiv on Wednesday seeking to meet with other former Ukrainian prosecutors whose claims have been embraced by Republicans, including Viktor Shokin and Kostiantyn H. Kulyk, according to people familiar with the effort.