New information surfaced today that investigators who have been looking into Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have also launched a counterintelligence investigation. The counterintelligence part of the investigation indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan are looking at a broader set of issues related to Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, than has been previously reported.
New York attorney Kenneth McCallion said today that investigators approached him earlier in February or March 2019 to inquire about Giuliani’s ties to Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, both of whom were arrested last week.
“I was just asked whether I or any of my clients knew of any dealings that these two guys had with Giuliani,” McCallion said. “They were on the radar with regard to possible counterintelligence issues.”
Speculation today centered on the idea that Giuliani might be the target, wittingly or unwittingly, of a foreign influence operation designed to take advantage of his access and influence over President Donald Trump.