On Wednesday, the liberal watchdog group American Oversight reported that new documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request indicate Attorney General William Barr requested that a high-ranking official at the Justice Department meet with Joseph DiGenova, a Rudy Giuliani ally, regarding Ukraine.
NEW: We obtained additional documents in response to our FOIA for Justice Department communications with or about R… https://t.co/TW7g47RiLi— American Oversight (@American Oversight)1597872869.0
The documents show DOJ officials scheduling a meeting between Attorney General Bill Barr and Joseph DiGenova—and th… https://t.co/LIq5BtIqy4— American Oversight (@American Oversight)1597872870.0
Documents we previously obtained and CNN reported on documented the meeting between Barr and diGenova. DiGenova rep… https://t.co/R9tAV0QJEC— American Oversight (@American Oversight)1597872871.0
DiGenova, a former U.S. Attorney under Ronald Reagan and a frequent commentator on Fox News, is known for promoting pro-Trump conspiracy theories. He has claimed that the intelligence community is trying to frame Trump for a "falsely created crime," referred to the impeachment investigation as "regicide," and argued that senior members of the State Department, CIA, and FBI should be investigated by a federal grand jury.