Are Trump allies sharing Russian disinformation about Biden?

Caroline Giuliani turns heads with comments about Rudy

President Donald Trump was warned by national security officials past year that his lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being used by Russian Federation to spread disinformation, The Washington Post reported. Federal officials have already confirmed that the Russian government is attempting, once again, to interfere in the US presidential election.

Ari Melber, host of The Beat on MSNBC, requested Cohen: "Do you assume Rudy Giuliani is getting used as a instrument and a hack of the Russians, whether or not or not it passes a authorized line and do you assume that is unsuitable?" The exact scope of what was being investigated was not clear. He said on Fox News on Friday that the information from the laptop was "authentic as hell".

But the report that intelligence agencies have been concerned about Giuliani is hardly surprising.

He continued, "There is a story in the Washington Post in The New York Times today saying that the National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien had to tell the president in December of previous year that the intelligence agencies thought that Giuliani was being worked by Russian agents and was being used to spread Russian disinformation". In fact, one of Giuliani's main sources would later be called by the Treasury Department an active Russian agent for the last decade. More recently, he has released "leaked" recordings of calls between then-vice president Biden president and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko which had been heavily edited to paint Biden as corrupt. Despite his own administration's warnings on Derkach, Trump has promoted those recordings on Twitter. In December, Derkach posted on his Facebook page photos of him and Giuliani meeting in Kyiv.

"If the polar mayor's daughter, who is the president's personal bulldog, taught me anything, corruption starts with" yes-men "and women, the allies who create the echo room for lies and the submissive power to maintain their proximity", Caroline Giuliani wrote.

Derkach was one of the largest proponents of the false conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, meddled in the 2016 election.

At the time, Trump was embroiled in the impeachment scandal over his attempt to pressure Ukraine to open an investigation into the Bidens.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pauses while addressing supporters of President Donald Trump Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 during a Columbus Day gathering at a Trump campaign field office in Philadelphia. He was acquitted by the Senate in February. But at other times, the president has expressed private dismay at Giuliani's scattershot style. Though Trump associates believe a case can be made that Hunter enriched himself by selling access to his father, they fear that Giuliani's lack of credibility will cause the allegations to implode.

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