US president, Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, stated that a new legal team had been appointed to defend Trump's role in asking Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate former Vice President. The situation placed Rudy Giuliani at the centre of an attempt by the Democrat-led House of Representatives to impeach the American President. Giuliani also defended his role in representing Trump in the Ukraine corruption scandal.
In relation to one of the impeachment investigations, Giuliani stated that the evidence against the President was false just as the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections and will prove that Trump is not guilty. He further added that the probe he conducted in relation to the Ukraine corruption scandal was done with an aim to defend his client.
According to reports, the Democrats had accused Donald Trump of withholding $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in order to exert pressure on the Ukrainian President to investigate Joe Biden. Joe Briden allegedly had a role in stopping an investigation of a Ukraine based energy company that had employed the former US Vice President's son, Hunter.
Republicans who were functioning as Trump's allies were said to be in support of the controversy plagued president as he was in the midst of an impeachment inquiry. They have refuted that the US President took undue advantage of his presidential powers and further attempted to dilute the authenticity of the unknown informant who was responsible for revealing the corruption scandal. According to reports, the "whistleblower" was to stand before the Congress.
Donald Trump and his partners alleged that Joe Biden put pressure on Ukraine to dismiss their Senior most prosecutor in order to help out his son, who was on the board of Burisma Holdings, blamed for being a part of illegal activities. Although, all of these accusations were put to rest as there was no concrete proof of any ongoing corrupt practices by the Biden family. With the Bidens being cleared of the allegations, a telephonic transcript came to light, wherein Trump was heard exerting pressure on Ukraine to re-open the case involving Joe Biden's son Hunter. In relation to this, Trump's lawyer Rudi Giuliani stated that it was the President's duty to talk to Ukraine about the concerning matter.
(With inputs from agencies)