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Rudy Giuliani Sought Role in Ukraine Bank Case While He Dug for Dirt

  • Talks with Privatbank lawyers over summer did not lead to deal
  • Trump’s lawyer examined Kroll report on Kolomoisky, Privatbank
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Rudy Giuliani discussed representing a state-owned Ukrainian bank in a legal dispute over the summer even while publicly pressing Ukraine on behalf of the U.S. president.

Though he ultimately did not take on the client, the talks expose his enthusiasm for foreign business and his willingness to insert himself in matters rife with potential conflicts. In fact, the Ukrainian bank is entangled in a legal dispute with its former owner who has ties to Ukraine’s president and is the subject of a federal investigation in the U.S.