Report: Federal Investigation Of Giuliani Includes Counterintelligence Probe

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Federal investigators are looking into whether a foreign influence operation was trying to take advantage of Giuliani.

The Ukraine business dealings of Rudy Giuliani raised counterintelligence concerns, among others, as investigators took a deep look into the work of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, CNN reported, citing people briefed on the matter.

According to the news outlet, the “counterintelligence probe hinges in part on whether a foreign influence operation was trying to take advantage of Giuliani's business ties in Ukraine and with wealthy foreigners to make inroads with the White House.”

Kenneth McCallion, a New York attorney, said he was approached by investigators in February or March with questions about some of Giuliani’s Ukraine-related business dealings.

"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."

Giuliani was not mentioned in the indictment against two of his business associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and has indicated he is unaware of any criminal investigation into his work.

Individuals familiar with the unfolding investigation told CNN that additional charges could be brought against some of the men already in custody. It remains unclear who else, if anyone, could be charged in the case.

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