WATFORD, England (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t know why his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was speaking with the White House's Office of Management and Budget — a revelation included in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report.
“I really don’t know,” Trump said Wednesday, when reporters asked about a detail included in the report released Tuesday.
Trump encouraged reporters to ask Giuliani about the calls, but claimed they are “no big deal.”
The 300-page House report forms the basis for the House Judiciary Committee’s efforts beginning Wednesday to formally move forward on drafting articles of impeachment against Trump.
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The report includes phone records obtained from AT&T and Verizon, showing extensive contact between Giuliani and the White House. On April 24, Giuliani had three calls with a number associated with the Office of Management and Budget, and eight calls with a White House number.
Giuliani was trying to get Ukrainian officials to investigate the son of Trump’s potential Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, according to the report.