- Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, said in an interview with The Daily Beast that there was a “50/50” chance that his colleague, Ukrainian government official Andrey Derkach, was a “Russian spy.”
- Giuliani also confirmed that he had previously shared details of emails and data allegedly sent by Hunter Biden to the president and other Indian Republicans.
- As Business Insider previously reported, there are several red flags about alleged leaked emails and the New York Post report, including whether the leaked emails were legitimate, how they were received and who received them.
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Former New York City mayor and one of President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, said in an interview with The Daily Beast that there was a “50/50” chance that one of his colleagues was a spy for Russia.
“The chance that Derkach is no better than a 50/50 Russian spy,” Giuliani said, referring to his aide, Ukrainian government official Andrii Derkach, who was named to the US Treasury Department for sanctions in September, “America Attempt to influence “electoral process. ”
The former mayor told The Daily Beast that he believes the ban against Durkach is “an intelligence ploy to try to cause problems for Trump.” As noted by The Daily Beast, many Giuliani associates have been arrested by US law enforcement or otherwise barred from entering the US.
Asked if he was concerned about the recent information he gave to The New York Post about reports of data being stolen from a hard drive, Hardcore Drive, allegedly the son of Democratic candidate Joe Biden , Hunter Biden’s, was the result of the hacking of Ukrainian natural-gas company Barisma Holdings in 2019, where young Biden served on the board starting in 2014, Giuliani told the outlet “it wouldn’t matter,” and asked “What is the difference?”
As Business Insider previously reported, the New York Post’s reporting has holes and red flags that raise questions about its authenticity, including whether leaked emails are legitimate, how they were received, and Who had received them.
The New York Post stated in its report that it was first alerted to documents by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and received them from Gilliani, as previously reported by Business Insider. In the interview Giuliani told The Daily Beast that he decided to disclose specifics about how he obtained the information because he believed the media would report on it rather than the contents of the stolen documents themselves Will do.
At the center of the email is an alleged email sent by Biden’s son, Hunter, who is now 50, to communicate with a Ukrainian official about meeting him with his father, the then Vice President, Joe Biden. Is shown for. Older Biden told reporters on Friday that he considered the story a “smear campaign”.
Also in the interview, Giuliani told The Daily Beast that he claims that there were concerns or concerns that the recently leaked were part of a campaign unveiled by a foreign government called “a herd of bulls – T.” Giuliani, 76, also confirmed that he had previously informed President Trump about the contents of the leaked files.
“Dear, Shure. The President is all aware of this,” he told The Daily Beast before other top Republicans like Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Jim Jordan of Ohio were told about the hacked information. , according to the report.