Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has been gathering information about Joe and Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine, and the former NYC mayor came forward on Saturday evening claiming that he’s finally found the “smoking gun.”
Attorney General Bill Barr made a public statement confirming the rumors that the Justice Department is aware of Giuliani’s research and indicated that the DOJ is setting up an “intake process” for the information.
Barr’s comments corroborated Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) claims made on Sunday that Barr had told him the DOJ “has created a process that Rudy [Giuliani] would give information and they would see if it’s verified.”
“We have to be very careful with respect to any information coming from Ukraine. There are a lot of agendas in the Ukraine, there are a lot of cross-currents,” Barr said at a Monday press conference.
“We can’t take anything we receive from the Ukraine at face value.”
Both Barr and Graham were insistent any intelligence regarding the Bidens would be handled very carefully. Graham said on Sunday that anyone that has information coming from Ukraine should take it straight to the Senate Intelligence Community.
“All I can tell Rudy and anybody else is, if you got some information connected to the Ukraine against anybody, go to the Intel Committee, not me,” Said Graham.
Barr is similarly careful to establish that a strictly non-partisan process will be followed in evaluating Giuliani’s claims, reiterating that this intake process is the same for “all information that comes to the Department related to the Ukraine.”