Rudy Giuliani and his associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Furman, have been working the Ukraine/Biden angle longer than we knew. The Wall Street Journal is reporting:
“Months before President Trump pressed Ukraine’s newly installed leader to investigate Joe Biden’s son and allegations of interference in the 2016 U.S. election, two associates of Rudy Giuliani urged the prior Ukrainian president to announce similar probes in exchange for a state visit to Washington, according to people familiar with the matter.“
The Journal also writes the meeting, which hasn’t been previously reported, “shows associates of the U.S. president’s personal lawyer as early as February were pressing the president of Ukraine to open investigations that could benefit Mr. Trump politically in exchange for a White House visit.”
The visit never happened. An attorney for Giuliani says his client knows nothing of the meeting.