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President Donald Trump responded to being told by officials that his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was being used by Russian agents to spread disinformation by shrugging and saying “that’s Rudy!”, according to a Washington Post report Thursday.

The report details Giuliani’s ties with Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian politician who in August was listed as a Russian agent by the US Treasury and subjected to sanctions.

According to the Post, US intelligence established that Russian agents were pushing disinformation to Giuliani during a trip the former New York City mayor made to Ukraine last year.

The Post said the conclusion was based on intercepted messages. Per the Post, the analysts believe that the Russian assets sought to influence Trump through his attorney. 

Giuliani embarked on the trip to drum up damaging information about Joe Biden, now the Democratic presidential nominee, and his son, Hunter Biden, who worked for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma. 

The intelligence made it to Trump.

 “Do what you want to do, but your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine,” one source told the Post, describing a message said to have been passed to Trump by national security adviser Robert O’Brien. 

Trump’s reaction was to shrug off …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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