Citing people familiar with prosecutors’ activities, the paper reported Friday that the department has been looking into Giuliani’s business dealings as well as those of his indicted associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman throughout the final steps of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial earlier this month, including witness interviews as recently as last week.
Meanwhile, prosecutors in the investigation into Giuliani have pursued details on Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine who Giuliani, Parnas and Fruman conspired to have removed, a person familiar with the request told the Post. A source familiar with the matter confirmed that Yovanovitch’s name has appeared on a recent subpoena from Southern District of New York prosecutors that inquires about Giuliani and Parnas.
Over the last few weeks, they have also looked into Giuliani in relation to his consulting firm Giuliani Partners, the paper reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
People familiar with the matter told the Post that Barr had been informed of the New York investigation into Giuliani’s associates not long after becoming attorney general last year — though whether or how much he is involved remains unconfirmed.
“It comes as no surprise to us at all that the Southern District is continuing its investigation, whether into the activities of Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Parnas or others,” Parnas’ attorney Joseph Bondy told the Post.
Prosecutors are also looking into Parnas’ business dealings and two companies linked to him, people familiar with their requests and interest told the Post, and contacting people who he pursued as potential investors.
Parnas highlighted Giuliani’s links to Fraud Guarantee, a company Parnas helped found, to appeal to potential new investors, people familiar with the pitches told the paper.
CNN’s Evan Perez, Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb contributed to this report.