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Investigation launched whether Trump and Giuliani pressurized Ukraine to target Joe Biden

A probe launched by three house committees to investigate whether Donald Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani sought to pressure the Ukraine government to target election 2020 candidate Joe Biden.

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Three House committees are investigating that whether Donald Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, were actually involved to pressurized the Ukrainian government to pursue probes into 2020 rival Joe Biden earlier this year as part of an effort to benefit the former's campaign.

BREAKING: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs & Oversight Committees launch a wide-ranging investigation into reported efforts by Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and possibly others to pressure Ukraine to help the President's reelection campaign: 

Giuliani in his interview to The Hill he said "This is not legitimate. It is harassment - a political operation by the Democratic National Committee, not by Congress, They need three committees to do this, and there is only one of me."
"I'm going to use this as an opportunity to highlight what phonies they are, trying to intimidate and harass me," he said, describing the Democratic investigation as a "little pimple" compared to the "major massive scandal" involving Biden and Ukraine.
"I just stumbled on this. Joe got himself in trouble," Giuliani insisted. "He's so stupid. I didn't know his family was cashing in as much as he did."
The affair in question saw the ex-veep allegedly attempting to intervene on behalf of his son, Hunter Biden, who had been a board member of local gas company Burisma, which was under investigation in 2016 by the country's prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. Biden Sr allegedly sought to have Shokin removed from office on corruption grounds and threatened to withhold $1bn (£811bn) in US loan guarantees if he was not fired.
Adam Schiff, Democratic-chair of the House Intelligence Committee, denounced the former mayor of New York City's "arrogance" and "immorality" over his insolent reaction to the news.

When Rudy Giuliani was asked about using his role as Trump’s personal lawyer to interfere in foreign affairs to help Trump politically, his answer was, “So what?” If anyone can sum up the arrogance, immorality and lawlessness of the Trump presidency, it’s Rudy Giuliani.