The Washington Post reports:
U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter.
The warnings were based on multiple sources, including intercepted communications, that showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was gathering information that he thought would expose corrupt acts by former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The intelligence raised concerns that Giuliani was being used to feed Russian misinformation to the president, the former officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information and conversations.
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— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 15, 2020
“The warnings to the White House, which have not been previously reported, led national security adviser Robert O’Brien to caution Trump in a private conversation that any information Giuliani brought back from Ukraine should be considered contaminated by Russia,…” https://t.co/gkxCRiRSJQ
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 15, 2020
Trump “shrugged his shoulders” when his national security adviser told him to regard any Ukraine information from Giuliani as “contaminated by Russia.”
“That’s Rudy,” the president said. https://t.co/6cwF5vVnes
— Gabe Fleisher (@WakeUp2Politics) October 15, 2020