Federal Giuliani investigation covers counterintelligence concerns: report

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Investigators have looked into potential financial entanglements between Giuliani and Ukrainian figures and counterintelligence concerns linked to those business connections, CNN reported Wednesday, citing unidentified sources briefed on the matter.

One source told the news network that the counterintelligence concerns are centered on whether foreign actors tried to take advantage of Giuliani's business connections to Ukraine to reach the White House.

CNN previously reported that the FBI and prosecutors in Manhattan were looking into Giuliani in connection with the case against two of his associates who were arrested on campaign finance charges. 
Those two Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested last week on charges they violated campaign finance laws in order to give money to Republican committees, including a $325,000 contribution in 2018 to a pro-Trump super PAC called America First Action.

Parnas and Fruman have also helped Giuliani with efforts to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, although the charges appear to be unrelated to Giuliani's work in Ukraine. 

Giuliani told CNN last week that he was not aware of the investigation into him and that he had not been interviewed by the FBI. 

USA Today previously reported that the probe has been going on since at least early this year. 

A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan declined to comment. The Hill has reached out to the FBI for comment.