Sep 28, 2019

Rudy Giuliani backs out of appearing at Kremlin-sponsored conference

Personal lawyer to President Trump and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Rudy Giuliani has abruptly decided to cancel a paid appearance at a Kremlin-backed, anti-Western conference in Armenia next week, telling the Washington Post: "I didn’t know [Vladimir] Putin was going. Discretion is the better part of valor."

The big picture: The personal lawyer to President Trump attended the event last year as a "private citizen" and was paid to be on a panel led by Putin adviser Sergey Glazyev, who has been under U.S. sanctions since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2014. Giuliani has played a role in promoting unsubstantiated allegations about Joe Biden and Ukraine at the heart of a whistleblower complaint that has prompted an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

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Giuliani: FBI and DOJ weren’t listening to Ukrainian claims

Rudy Giuliani during a speech in the Albanian town of Manza in July. Photo: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Saturday he feels "very sorry" for former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, as he appeared to criticize the FBI and the Department of Justice over Ukraine.

Go deeperArrowSep 29, 2019

Trump-Ukraine scandal: The key players, dates and documents

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The House's impeachment inquiry has been driven forward by new disclosures of what exactly President Trump wanted the government of Ukraine to do — revealed in 3 key documents, but nonetheless distorted and disputed along the way.

We've gathered the key players, events and disclosures of the Trump-Ukraine saga in one place to clear up what's happened so far and examine where we go from here.

Go deeperArrowOct 8, 2019

House Democrats subpoena Rudy Giuliani for Ukraine documents

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Rudy Giuliani has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee to produce documents by Oct. 15 related to his and President Trump's alleged efforts to push the government of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.

Why it matters: Over the past year, Giuliani has met with a variety of Ukrainian officials in an effort to investigate baseless allegations that Biden forced Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating his son, Hunter. In a July phone call that is now at the heart of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, Trump asked Ukraine's president to work with Giuliani to investigate Biden — prompting allegations by a whistleblower that Trump was soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election.

Go deeperArrowSep 30, 2019