Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has invited Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee in order to testify about his client's communications with Ukraine.
Republicans have scrambled in recent weeks to come up with responses to revelations that the Trump administration withheld a $250 million security assistance package to Ukraine as the President and Giuliani pushed the country's leadership to manufacture political dirt.
But it also would put Giuliani on the record about his months-long public and private effort to push Ukraine's government to launch a probe even as Trump himself was blocking military aid to Ukraine's new government.
He and others have made unsubstantiated claims that when Joe Biden was vice president, he had a prosecutor fired to halt an investigation into a Ukrainian gas company that Hunter Biden was involved in between 2014 and 2018.
"Given the House of Representatives' behavior, it is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine", Graham wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham said earlier that he would invite Giuliani to testify before his committee.
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In late September, Giuliani appeared on ABC's "This Week" and waved around a stack of documents he said were affidavits that proved that Shokin was dismissed from his post as a result of his investigation into Biden's son and Burisma.
'I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican's rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public, ' the president Tweeted.
The old Contemporary York Metropolis mayor is Trump's deepest attorney. A hearing with Giuliani potentially would turn the spotlight over to some of Biden's competitors in the Democratic primary who sit on the Judiciary Committee - Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar. The Post reported that he is "very interested" in accepting the offer but that there were a lot of legal issues to consider.
Democrats and the whistleblower have claimed there was "quid pro quo" when Trump asked Zelensky to look into Biden, but the White House transcript of the call showed that Trump asked Zelensky to "look into" Biden and didn't offer anything in return.
The chairmen of the three House committees that have subpoenaed Giuliani have given him until October 15 to respond to them, but he says he's ready to challenge them on the summons. It's unclear if he'll derive the invitation, as the Trump Administration has blocked a mode of witnesses from testifying sooner than the Dwelling.