WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr acknowledged Monday that the Justice Department is evaluating information from Ukraine provided by Rudy Giuliani, who has sought to tar Democratic rival Joe Biden and revive a discredited theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election.
Barr said the Justice Department had an obligation to assess the information but did not elaborate on the nature of the review. But he said any information related to Ukraine should be treated with caution because of rampant corruption and competing interests there.
Giuliani has been President Donald Trump’s point-man in Ukraine, leading a campaign to revive a disproved conspiracy theory, claiming it was the Ukraine government, not Russia. The former New York mayor also has been seeking to tarnish Democratic candidate Joe Biden Biden, accusing him without evidence of using his office as vice president to help his son, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
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