In 2019, the US intelligence services warned the White House about President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was allegedly the object of an operation of influence from the Russian special services. This was reported on October 15 by the Washington Post, citing unnamed retired officials.
According to the newspaper, the fears of US intelligence were based on some intercepted messages, from which it allegedly followed that Giuliani, during his trip to Ukraine in December 2019, communicated with people associated with the Russian special services.
As a result of this warning, the newspaper writes, the US national security adviser Robert O’Brien in a private conversation tried to convince Trump that Giuliani would bring information “infected” by Russia from the trip.
However, Trump has shown no interest in intelligence data.
“This is Rudy,” he said, brushing aside any concerns about Giuliani’s actions.
Giuliani visited Ukraine to collect information on the activities of the US presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who worked for the Ukrainian company Burisma.