- Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, said in an interview with The Daily Beast there was a “50/50” chance that his colleague, Ukrainian government official Andrii Derkach, was a “Russian spy. “
- Giuliani also confirmed that he had previously shared the details of the stolen emails and data that Hunter Biden allegedly sent to the president and other leading Republicans.
- As Business Insider previously reported, there are many red flags regarding suspected smuggled emails and The New York Post reports, including whether legitimate emails were legitimate, how they were obtained, and who obtained them. .
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Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and one of President Donald Trump̵7;s personal lawyers, said in an interview with The Daily Beast that there was a “50/50” chance that one of his comrades was a spy for Russia.
“The chance that Derkach is a spy of Russia is no better than 50/50,” said Giuliani, referring to his companion, Ukrainian government official Andrii Derkach appointed by the United States Treasury Department States in September for sanctions on its “attempt to influence the US election process.”
The former mayor told The Daily Beast that he believes the sanctions against Derkach are the result of “an intelligence tactic to try to create problems for Trump.” As The Daily Beast noted, the number of Giuliani’s comrades was arrested by US law enforcement or otherwise prevented from entering the US.
When asked if he was concerned that the information he provided to The New York Post was part of a recent series of reports about stolen data from a hard drive allegedly belonging to the son of Joe Biden’s designated Democratic son Hunter Biden, is the result of The 2019 hacking of natural gas company Burisma Holdings, where the Biden board has served on the board since 2014, Giuliani told the outlet that “it does not matter,” and asked “what the difference? ”
As Business Insider previously reported, New York Post reporting is full of holes and red flags raising questions about its authenticity, including whether the leaked emails were legitimate, how they were obtained, and who got them.
In its report, The New York Post said it was first alerted to the documents of former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and received them from Guiliani, as a former Business Insider report. Giuliani said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he decided not to disclose details about how he obtained the information because he believed the media would report it rather than the contents of the stolen documents themselves.
Among the emails was a supposed email sent by Biden’s son, Hunter, now 50, stating to show him talking to a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father, Joe Biden, the former vice president. The old Biden told reporters on Friday that he believed the story was a “anointing campaign.”
Also in an interview, Giuliani told The Daily Beast that he believes the claims or concerns that the latest releases are part of a disinformation campaign organized by a foreign government “are a group of bulls.” Giuliani, 76, also confirmed that he had previously informed President Trump about the contents of the leaked files.
“Sure, sure. The president knows about this,” he told The Daily Beast, adding that other leading Republicans, such as Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, was previously informed about the content of the hacked information, according to the report.