Tammy Duckworth Presses DOJ to Investigate Rudy Giuliani
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) wants the Justice Department to review whether Rudy Giuliani is complying with the law mandating that American advocates must register when they're working on behalf of foreign clients. In a letter to DOJ Assistant Attorney General John Demers, she and six of her fellow Democratic Senate colleagues, pointed to reports they said suggest Giuliani -- Donald Trump’s personal lawyer -- is not only working for the U.S. president, but representing foreign clients without disclosing that as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The lawmakers argued that Giuliani reportedly receives compensation from the Party of Regions in Ukraine and the Mujahedin-e-Khalq, as well as unnamed clients in Colombia and Brazil. They also noted the press releases on Giuliani’s security company’s website which describe additional work on behalf of the governments of Chile, Dominica, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. “Mr. Giuliani’s numerous foreign clients and ongoing communications with senior U.S. government officials raise significant concerns,” the Senators wrote. “As President Trump’s personal attorney, Mr. Giuliani communicates in private with the President and his senior staff on a regular basis. Without further review, it is impossible to know whether Mr. Giuliani is lobbying U.S. government officials on behalf of his foreign clients.” Giuliani said he has never represented a foreign government in or before the U.S. The letter was also signed by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Udall (D-NM), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). More here.