ABC News: Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a criminal investigation

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ABC News is reporting this hour that President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GIuliani is the subject of a criminal investigation relating to his relationship with two associates arrested yesterday — Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. ABC cites “two sources familiar with the matter” and states that the investigation is being conducted by FBI’s New York field office and prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

President Trump today said he doesn’t know Parnas and Fruman, and distanced himself from Giuliani, saying “he has been my lawyer” and otherwise directing reporters to “talk to Rudy.”

COMMENT: I would be a little cautious about this. “Subject” is significant, but remember that there is also “Target” which would mean he’s truly in the crosshairs. Still . . . . a pretty stunning turn of events.

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