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Democratic senator calls on Giuliani to testify over Ukraine scandal

Democratic senator calls on Giuliani to testify over Ukraine scandal
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New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenTop Democrat calls Trump's Afghan drawdown 'the right policy decision' as others warn of 'mistake' Overnight Defense: How members of the Armed Services committees fared in Tuesday's elections | Military ballots among those uncounted in too-close-to-call presidential race | Ninth US service member killed by COVID-19 Biden wins New Hampshire MORE (D) called on President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiJake Tapper jokes he's retained Giuliani to look into fraud in 'Sexiest Man' election Pioneering New York City Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93 Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism MORE to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations committee in response to building accusations about his dealings with Ukraine, which he said were on behalf of the Trump administration.

“Rudy Giuliani needs to explain this under oath. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee should call a hearing ASAP,” Shaheen, who serves on the Republican-controlled committee, tweeted Wednesday.

Shaheen retweeted a Tuesday night clip from Fox News, when Giuliani answered questions from host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamHillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Fox's Laura Ingraham says Biden will be inaugurated: 'This constitutes living in reality' The evolution of cable TV news — after Donald Trump MORE on his dealings with Ukraine. He said he met with a representative of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky at the behest of the U.S. State Department.

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“You know who I did it at the request of? The State Department. I never talked to a Ukrainian official until the State Department called me and asked me to do it, and then I reported every conversation back to them,” Giuliani said Tuesday night. 

“I’m a pretty good lawyer, just a country lawyer, but it’s all here, right here,” Giuliani continued, gesturing to his cellphone. “The first call from the State Department, the debriefing of the State Department.”

Giuliani’s appearance came hours after House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSpending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (D-Calif.) opened a formal impeachment inquiry into the president focused on Trump’s reported dealings with Ukraine.

The Hill has reached out to Shaheen's office for comment.