Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has invited President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his recent trip to Ukraine as part of an effort to unearth more dirt on the president’s political rivals.
Graham, during an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” set to air on Sunday, said Giuliani could appear before his panel.
“Well, I don’t know what he found, but if he wants to come the Judiciary Committee — Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I’ll be glad to talk to you. When it comes to impeachment, I want to base my decision on the record assembled in the House,” Graham said.
Giuliani recently returned from a trip to Kyiv this month in which he reportedly interviewed a host of former and current officials as part of an effort to unearth more dirt on Trump’s political rivals, including 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Giuliani is focused on uncovering more information about Hunter’s time on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma. He also wanted to prove the conspiracy theory both he and Trump believe — that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
Giuliani told The Washington Post that Trump has asked him to brief GOP senators and the Justice Department on his findings.
A source told The Wall Street Journal that Giuliani told Trump that his Ukraine trip produced “more than you can imagine.”
Graham also added that he did not know what Giuliani has found or “what he was up to when he was in the Ukraine,” but that he was willing to use the Judiciary Committee to look into Hunter Biden and Ukraine.
“We can look at what Rudy’s got and Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and anything else you want to look at after impeachment. But if Rudy wants to come to the Judiciary Committee and testify about what he found, he’s welcome to do so,” Graham added.