Seven Senate Democrats are asking the Justice Department to review whether President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has complied with the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The senators allege in a letter dated Wednesday that recent news reports suggest Mr. Giuliani has conducted a number of political and public relations activities on behalf of foreign entities that would seem to require him to register as a foreign agent, the Wall Street Journal informs, quoted by digi24.ro.
According to the source, the seven senators mention the letter sent by Giuliani to the Romanian authorities. They also mention that Giuliani worked, since April, as lawyer of US President Donald Trump, on the file regarding Russia’s involvement in the presidential elections in 2016.
Rudolph Giuliani said the steps made by the senators are useless, as they will find nothing illegal.
As ‘Romania Journal’ reported, Rudolph Giuliani, US President’s lawyer, sent a letter to President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and the two Parliament Speakers, regarding the protocols signed by the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).
Giuliani pointed at signatories of the protocols Laura Codruta Kovesi and the currently serving Ambassador to Washington DC, George Maior, and called for the clarification of the protocols.
The US Embassy in Bucharest informed on Tuesday that “the US government does not comment on the views or conclusions of private US citizens,” after being asked about the letter sent by Rudolph Giuliani to President Klaus Iohannis.
Last week politico.eu reported that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being paid by a global consulting firm when he sent a letter to the president of Romania last week that contradicted the U.S. government’s official position. It said that Giuliani’s letter to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appeared to take sides in a fight at the top of the Romanian government over how to rein in high-level corruption.
Also last week, Mr. Giuliani said that despite representing Mr. Trump he was “still an independent lawyer and consultant.” He said the work involving Romania was through his security company, Giuliani Security & Safety, which had been retained by Freeh Group International Solutions, a security company run by Louis J. Freeh, a former director of the F.B.I., The New York Times informed in its online edition.
“It has nothing to do with the U.S. government,” Mr. Giuliani said, referring to the Romania letter. “I advise on security, law enforcement and terrorism in many different countries. Private lawyers for the president have all had private practices.”
On the other hand, The Washington Post reported that a letter that Rudolph W. Giuliani sent to Romanian officials opposing a corruption crackdown in that country has drawn the attention of the State Department and renewed questions about his continued work for foreign clients while representing the president.