Giuliani calls for investigation into Biden over alleged conflict of interest

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview MORE's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Overnight Energy: Trump taps deputy energy secretary to replace Perry | Praises pick Dan Brouillette as 'total professional' | Perry denies quid pro quo over Ukraine Ex-Watergate prosecutor says evidence in impeachment inquiry 'clearly' points to Trump MORE on Thursday called for an investigation into Joe BidenJoe BidenCNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Yang cautions Democrats: Impeachment might not be 'successful' Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment MORE, alleging the former vice president and 2020 candidate has conflicts of interest from previous dealings with Ukraine.

“Biden conflicts are too apparent to be ignored and should be investigated quickly and expeditiously. But the more important question is how deep and how high did the alleged Ukraine conspiracy go?” Giuliani tweeted.

The tweet comes in response to a New York Times article published Wednesday that detailed Biden’s work as vice president to pressure Ukraine to dismiss its top prosecutor.

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Biden in March 2016 threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees unless the government in Kiev dismissed the prosecutor, who was dogged by accusations of ignoring corruption among politicians and in his own office. The Ukrainian Parliament voted the prosecutor out shortly after the threat.

The Times revealed that Biden’s younger son, Hunter, served on the board of an energy company that the prosecutor was investigating before he was dismissed.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill regarding Giuliani’s remarks.

But his campaign told the Times that Biden carried out U.S. policy in Ukraine without regard to his son’s work, that he never discussed the matter with his son and learned of his son’s role with the energy company through news reports.

Giuliani’s call for an investigation comes a week after Biden’s presidential campaign launch in which he framed his third White House bid as a bulwark against President Trump. The president has since excoriated Biden, dubbing him “Sleepy Joe,” suggesting Trump sees him as a major threat in 2020 if the former vice president wins the the Democratic nomination.