Attorney General William P. Barr acknowledged Monday that the Justice Department would evaluate material that Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, had gathered from Ukrainian sources claiming to have damaging information about former vice president Joe Biden and his family — though Barr and other officials suggested Giuliani was being treated no differently than any tipster.
H/T: Washington Post
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady, will reportedly vet the information received from President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, regarding the dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his family in Ukraine.
Bill Barr on Ukraine: "We established an intake process in the field so that any information coming in about Ukraine could be carefully scrutinized by the DOJ and it's intelligence community partners ... including anything Mr. Giuliani might provide." pic.twitter.com/oV6wxIsT0v— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) February 10, 2020
In a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon, CBS News' Catherine Herridge also reported that, according to her sources, Attorney General Barr has appointed outside staff to review the Ukraine matter and that this review goes beyond Biden-Ukraine. She also reported it's separate from the Durham probe and has already been underway for several weeks.
#SCOOP Source familiar with process tells @CBSNews staff assigned by AG Barr, outside Main Justice, to review Ukraine matter. CBS News told this review is separate John Durham probe into origins FBI 2016 Russia case and being handled by US Attorney Pittsburgh...— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) February 11, 2020
...Source familiar with process also tells @CBSNews the review goes beyond the Biden-Ukraine matter, and records ARE already under review. On the timeline, CBS News is told the review has been “quietly” under way for “several weeks.” DOJ declined to comment. #Ukraine— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) February 11, 2020
According to the DOJ, “Scott W. Brady is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was appointed by President Donald Trump on September 18, 2017, and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 2017.”
This is US attorney, Scott Brady, per Barr, who will B vet'g info Giuliani got from Ukraine sources r/t the Biden Family."***What I am pointing out with the clip 👇 from 2018 is it seems like he believes punishment should fit the crime, including capital punishment." -- M3thods https://t.co/ou0aXDqLpo— *^*Sherry*^* (@SherryR86368883) February 11, 2020