The New York Times reports:
Even as Democrats intensified their scrutiny this week of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s role in the pressure campaign against the Ukrainian government that is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, Mr. Giuliani has been in Europe continuing his efforts to shift the focus to purported wrongdoing by President Trump’s political rivals.
Mr. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, met in Budapest on Tuesday with a former Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, who has become a key figure in the impeachment inquiry. He then traveled to Kyiv on Wednesday seeking to meet with other former Ukrainian prosecutors whose claims have been embraced by Republicans, including Viktor Shokin and Kostiantyn H. Kulyk, according to people familiar with the effort.
The former prosecutors, who have faced allegations of corruption, all played some role in promoting claims about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., a former United States ambassador to Ukraine and Ukrainians who disseminated damaging information about Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in 2016.
Giuliani is ignoring the House's subpoena and instead traveled to Ukraine TODAY to continue the scheme that is the basis for Trump's impeachment
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 4, 2019
Breaking News: Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has been in Budapest and Kyiv this week to talk with former Ukrainian prosecutors for a documentary series intended to debunk the impeachment case https://t.co/G5ZUU5LMDN
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 4, 2019
Giuliani on why he decided to go to Ukraine again:
"If S.D.N.Y. leaks and Democrats’ threats stopped me then I should find a new profession."https://t.co/sX6fOWOG4x
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 4, 2019
GIULIANI was joined in Budapest by @OANN.
They're working together on a series to counter impeachment, & taped an interview with LUTSENKO.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 4, 2019