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Trump Says He Didnt Direct Giuliani to Go to Ukraine

President Donald Trump said he didnt tell his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to go to Ukraine.

“Rudy Giuliani, hes your personal lawyer,” former Fox News host Bill OReilly asked Trump on Nov. 25. “Giulianis your personal lawyer. So you didnt direct him to go to Ukraine to do anything, or put any heat on them?”

“No, I didnt direct him, but hes a warrior,” Trump responded. “Rudys a warrior.”

Trump was asked what Giuliani was doing in Ukraine.

Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani takes questions from the media after speaking at the Conference on Iran in Washington on May 5, 2018. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

“You have to ask that to Rudy. … I dont even know. I know he was going to go to Ukraine, and I think he canceled a trip, but you know Rudy has other clients other than me. Hes done a lot of work in Ukraine over the years,” he said.

Giuliani told USA Today that Trump never told him to go to Ukraine.

“He never did and I never did,” Giuliani said. “I never went to Ukraine and I was always seeking evidence to defend him against false charges in my role as his lawyer.”

Giuliani said his efforts regarding Ukraine started before former Vice President Joe Biden announced he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination and while special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“President is correct,” Giuliani said in an email sent to Bloomberg through his lawyer, Robert Costello. “Giuliani never went to Ukraine for any probe. The information he received was given to him in U.S. by Ukrainians while Mueller probe was still ongoing and before Biden was even announced.”

Giuliani said in a tweet last month: “The investigation I conducted concerning 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption, was done solely as a defense attorney to defend my client against false charges, that kept changing as one after another were disproven.”

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