The call, in which he also called for the 2016 election probe, was the subject of a whistleblower complaint that sparked the House's ongoing impeachment inquiry into the commander-in-chief, who has denied wrongdoing.
Though Giuliani never formally represented Lutsenko, the Ukrainian prosecutor's claims about Trump's political rivals - specifically Joe Biden - became fodder for John Solomon, then a conservative writer at The Hill, whose work has been widely cited by Trump allies to justify the pressure campaign to have Ukraine investigate Biden and others.
"I thought that would be too complicated", Mr. Giuliani said.
"T$3 hat information will be very, very helpful to my client", he predicted, "and may turn out to be helpful to my government". Yet those same officials acknowledge it's unlikely Giuliani is going anywhere.
"He can go along with that for a while but at some point that means that Giuliani is essentially being implicated in a bribery conspiracy by the president of the United States". "He's the one I have an obligation to report to, tell him what happened". Giuliani ultimately canceled the trip after political blowback.
O'Reilly again pressed Mr. Trump on whether he had asked Giuliani to travel to Ukraine, or to pressure the US ally.
According to the Times, Giuliani and lawyers close to him were engaged in a months-long effort to take on "various Ukrainian officials or their agencies as clients". "I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General". Rudy went, he possibly saw something.
"You have to ask that to Rudy".
The president made it sound as though he did not necessarily have firsthand information about Giuliani's work in Ukraine, that he had "heard" about it or "read that someplace".
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Which brings me to this: A WHOLE lot happened on July 25 regarding the almost $400 million in military aid that the United States withheld from Ukraine over several months this summer and early fall.
Trump himself told Politico at the time that Giuliani had "very briefly" "mentioned" to him what Giuliani was doing in Ukraine - and Trump said then that he would talk to Giuliani about it more in the coming days.
A person familiar with the negotiations described contracts drafted this year in which Giuliani would have worked for Lutsenko or separately, the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.
But that beak-dipping could lead Trump to cut Giuliani loose. In the interview, he called him "a warrior". "If you could speak to him that would be great".
"He never did and I never did", Giuliani said.
"I have yet to find anybody that's actually seen the subpoenas", Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello, told CNBC. They came to the USA and gave it to me.
Last week, the South Carolina Republican wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documents relating to phone conversations Biden had with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the United States Government's demands to dismiss the country's top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.
Giuliani has done work in Ukraine previously, having been hired in 2017 by the Ukrainian-Russian developer Pavel Fuks.
Lutsenko, in the interview, said he refused to pay for a meeting with Barr.