Report: Giuliani Meeting With A Man Who Attended An Academy Run By The KGB
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, made a trip to Eastern Europe this week to meet with former Ukrainian prosecutors and other officials in his continued quest to push the conspiracy that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.
During that trip, Giuliani reportedly met with Andriy Derkach — “a shady Ukrainian lawmaker who was once a member of former president Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian Party of Regions. Derkach, who graduated from an academy run by the KGB, the Soviet predecessor to Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB” — according to Buzzfeed News.
Derkach posted a photo of the two men together to his Facebook account:
The lawmaker held two press conferences this week, during which Derkach “waved unsubstantiated documents in front of news cameras that he claimed would prove that Burisma had paid Joe Biden himself for lobbying.”
As for his meeting with Giuliani, Derkach said they discussed “the creation of the inter-parliamentary group Friends of Ukraine: STOP Corruption.”
The pro-Russia Ukrainian also said he told Trump’s attorney that he sent letters to three Republicans asking for support for the group, according to Buzzfeed: “Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Lindsey Graham, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes, and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.”