Barr told Trump Giuliani is liability: report

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Pentagon to place new restrictions, monitoring on foreign military students Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult' MORE told President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE that he thinks the president's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process House Democrats release second batch of Parnas materials Republicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment MORE is a liability amid increased scrutiny over Giuliani's involvement in the administration's policy toward Ukraine as part of the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry, The Washington Post reports.

The newspaper, citing unidentified sources, reports that Barr has expressed concerns to Trump about Giuliani being a liability for the  administration. He also reportedly warned Trump in one conversation that the lawyer is not serving him well.

Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have come under scrutiny in recent weeks as his name comes up in the impeachment proceedings. House Democrats have argued that the lawyer went too far in his efforts to push Kyiv to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE, a leading 2020 Democratic president candidate, and his son Hunter on unfounded allegations of corruption.


The lawyer is also reportedly under scrutiny as part of an ongoing investigation in the Southern District of New York.

However, Giuliani has maintained in his discussions with the president that he is not in trouble with the law, according to the Post.

Reports emerged from the Post and The New York Times last month that Giuliani pursued financial deals in Ukraine while seeking investigations for the president at the same time. According to both reports, he began negotiations to add Ukraine’s former top prosecutor Yuri Lutsenko and the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice to his client list earlier this year.

The lawyer reportedly suggested taking Lutsenko on as a client while working with the prosecutor to press for probes into the Biden family. 

Giuliani has repeatedly denied reports of his business dealings in Ukraine and contends that neither of the deals were completed. 

He also raised eyebrows earlier this month with his recent trip to Ukraine amid the impeachment inquiry. During the trip, he met with several Ukrainian officials as he pushes for more scrutiny of the Biden family.

Trump said last week that Giuliani will be delivering a report on information he uncovered during the trip to Congress and Barr.