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Federal prosecutors advanced Giuliani-linked probe as impeachment concluded: report


Added 02-14-20 07:57:02pm EST - “Federal prosecutors in New York were pursuing an investigation related to Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, as the Senate's impeachment trial was concluding,” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Federal prosecutors advanced Giuliani-linked probe as impeachment concluded: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Federal prosecutors in New York were pursuing an investigation related to Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiModerate Democrats now in a race against the clock Biden on Graham's push for investigation: 'I don't know what happened' to him Yovanovitch: Political leaders need to do more to support the foreign service MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial First, we'll neuter all the judges MORE’s personal attorney, as the Senate’s impeachment trial was concluding, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The investigation, run out of the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York, is focused on the activities of Giuliani and his two former associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.

The three are known to have been engaged in a shadow campaign to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchMenendez calls for 'Marie Yovanovitch bill' to protect foreign service employees Yovanovitch: Political leaders need to do more to support the foreign service Former diplomat Yovanovitch wins award for her work MORE, whose anti-corruption stance they viewed as an obstacle to Trump’s efforts to pressure Kyiv to investigate his political rivals. 

People familiar with the investigation told the Post that prosecutors recently sought information related to Yovanovitch and inquired about two companies with ties to Parnas. 

The recent moves to advance the probe, which included an interview with a witness last week, suggest the Giuliani-linked investigation that is also focused on two of the lawyer’s former associates is advancing even as the Justice Department opens a channel for Giuliani to submit information regarding his personal inquiry into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProgressive journalist: Unions don't want to 'ruffle any feathers' by endorsing in primary Behar, McCain get into fiery exchange over 2016 election in debate about Bloomberg Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll MORE in Ukraine.

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