The Daily Beast reports:
The president’s personal lawyer has been working closely with “an active Russian agent” trying to smear the president’s chief political rival. That’s the conclusion of the U.S. Treasury Department, which sanctioned on Thursday one of Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian allies for interference in the upcoming U.S. elections.
Andriy Derkach worked closely with Giuliani—and with the Trump-friendly cable network, OANN—to push accusations of political misconduct against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Derkach, a member of Kyiv’s parliament and son of a former KGB officer, has also been supplying documents to Republicans on Capitol Hill, where Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is conducting an election-eve investigation into the Bidens.
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MORE from @USTreasury: “Derkach…has been an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services.” Derkach told POLITICO last month that he had sent Biden-related materials to US lawmakers. https://t.co/DQMxtJd1vj
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) September 10, 2020
BREAKING: The US. Treasury Department sanctioned Andriy Derkach, one of Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian allies, for interference in the U.S. elections https://t.co/ffQt5FE1Ha
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 10, 2020
US blacklisted four Russia-linked individuals for attempting to influence US election, including Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach, who it called “an active Russian agent.” Derkach has helped Rudy Giuliani dig up dirt on Joe Biden. My story on today’s news https://t.co/vrRqDp2WBp
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) September 10, 2020
The Treasury Department has designated Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian promoting discredited allegations against Joe Biden, for sanctions related to foreign interference in the U.S. election https://t.co/HjoGgiLX35
— POLITICO (@politico) September 10, 2020