Joe Biden just got some very bad news as did Hunter Biden. Last week we learned that a few GOP Senators have requested financial information on Hunter and partners and their related businesses.
They also demanded Secret Service travel information on Hunter’s travels with Vice-President Joe Biden.
But the big wild card has always been Rudy Giuliani and what “smoking gun” he claims to have found.
Barr made it clear anything coming from Ukraine would be treated as extremely suspect but he said it was his obligation to check into whatever Rudy found.
“And for that reason, we had established an intake process in the field so that any information coming in about Ukraine could be carefully scrutinized by the department and its intelligence community partners so that we could asses its provenance and its credibility and that is true for all information that comes to the department relating to Ukraine, including anything Mr. Giuliani might provide,” Barr said effectively dooming Biden and his campaign.
Attorney General William Barr acknowledged for the first time Monday that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has been giving the Justice Department information he collected in Ukraine, essentially bringing what was a stealth campaign into official government channels.
Barr said, however, that information coming from Ukraine must be carefully vetted to ensure it is accurate and authentic.
“The DOJ has the obligation to have an open door to anybody who wishes to provide us information that they think is relevant,” Barr told reporters during a news conference in Washington.
“We have to be very careful with respect to any information coming from Ukraine. There are a lot of agendas in the Ukraine, there are a lot of cross-currents and we can’t take anything we receive from the Ukraine at face value.”
Barr didn’t specify what kind of information Giuliani has been providing. Trump’s personal lawyer has previously said he has been collecting information about the activities of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Giuliani’s efforts became a central factor in Trump’s impeachment for pressuring the Ukrainian government to announce investigations into the Bidens to help his re-election.
Attorney General Bill Barr confirms to @PierreTABC that the Justice Department is reviewing documents about Joe Biden provided by Rudy Giuliani from Ukraine, but offers a note of caution about the origin of the materials: “We have to be very careful.” https://t.co/UYkHEiZq8F pic.twitter.com/iYHSDwnaM7
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