WASHINGTON – The CIA and other intelligence agencies have gathered intelligence Rudy Giuliani interacted with Russian intelligence agents Last year and sent that information to the White House, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News.
The intelligence passed to Hussein was first leaked to the Washington Post, after which the New York Times confirmed that Robert O’Brien, the White House’s national security adviser, had warned President Donald Trump about it. That detail was not confirmed by NBC News. The Post quoted four former officers, while the Times relied on four current and former officers.
John Uliot, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a statement that “the nature of the meeting was not as accurate as described in the reports,” but did not deny that his lawyer had informed the president that he was dealing with Russian agents. .
Spokesmen for the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.
U.S. spy agencies do not spy Giuliani, But sources, including Andrei Derkach, identified by the Treasury, as to whom he was talking to A Russian agent. Sources said the set led them to learn about Giuliani’s dealings with Derkach and other Russian activists who wanted to provide him with information that the Democrats were trying to discredit Joe Biden.
As part of his efforts to gather Joe Biden’s defamatory information, Giuliani met with Derkach again on December 5, 2019. Ukraine Transactions. Derkach has released a summary of US officials calling for a revised audiotape of Biden’s conversations with Ukrainian officials. At least one of them was retweeted by the President.
Giuliani did not respond to a request for comment. In an interview with MSNBC last month, he underestimated his contacts with Terka, saying he did not know the man was a Russian agent.
“I don’t know what’s in the Treasury Department investigation and I haven’t seen any evidence of that [Derkach] Or not a Russian agent, ‘said Giuliani. “So I know nothing about it.”