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 TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiNew witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Giuliani associate said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump: report Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' 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.

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"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 BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left 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.