Giuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation

Giuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiKerry responds to Trump accusation he violated Logan Act: 'Another presidential lie' Giuliani worked for Dominican Republic candidate amid Ukraine efforts: report Democratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe MORE said Saturday that he has not been contacted by federal investigators and received no indication he is under investigation for his work for Trump in Ukraine.

Giuliani maintained in an interview Saturday night with CNN that he had not spoken with investigators representing federal prosecutors, and questioned why the existence of such a probe had been leaked to The New York Times.


"Nothing but leaks, which has to tell you whether they are or are not investigating, it's a political attack. Otherwise, why leak it?" Giuliani asked. "If it's an appropriate law enforcement investigation, you try to keep it secret so the subjects aren't alerted."

Giuliani's comments come as President Trump confirmed Saturday evening that Giuliani remains a member of his legal team following the Times report this week revealing that Manhattan-based federal prosecutors are investigating his run-around of a State Department official to persuade Ukraine's president to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' Democratic strategist says Biden 'has to' get second place in Nevada MORE (D).

Giuliani and Trump's efforts to spur such an investigation into Biden are now central to an impeachment inquiry opened by House Democrats, with which Giuliani and other White House officials have refused to cooperate.

Two associates of the former New York City mayor involved in his Ukraine efforts were also arrested this week and accused of running a scheme to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to Republican candidates and Trump-aligned groups.