Giuliani says he will make decision over Ukraine testimony 'in next week or so'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiOusted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week Sunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE said he will make a decision soon about whether to accept Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHillicon Valley: Senate panel advances bill targeting online child sexual abuse | Trump administration awards tech group contract to build 'virtual' wall | Advocacy groups urge Congress to ban facial recognition technologies Senate panel advances bill targeting online child sexual abuse The Hill's Campaign Report: The political heavyweights in Tuesday's primary fights MORE's (R-S.C.) invitation to testify before Congress about Ukraine.

“That’s a decision I’ve got to make with my client over the course of the next week or so,” Giuliani told Hill.TV on Wednesday without elaborating further.

His comment came a day after Graham changed course, and announced plans to invite the former New York City mayor to testify before before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The senator previously indicated that he wanted "all things Ukraine" investigated but didn't think the Senate should lead the probe.

“Given the House of Representatives’ behavior, it is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine,” Graham said in a series of tweets.

While Graham didn’t specifically mention former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE, he added that he made the decision after hearing “numerous occasions disturbing allegations” from Giuliani about alleged corruption in Ukraine, particularly concerning the firing of the country's then-top prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.

The announcement comes as Trump and his allies double down over claims that Biden, while serving as vice president, pushed for Shokin to be fired in order to help his son, who serves on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. 

There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by the former Vice President.

Giuliani, meanwhile, has become a key figure in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry arising from Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

House Democrats subpoenaed Giuliani last month as part of the investigation, though Giuliani denied this in his interview with Hill.TV.

“With regard to the House…I didn’t get a subpoena — I’ve gotten a letter,” he said. “They haven’t gotten to the stage of a subpoena.”

—Tess Bonn