It is unknown if this is just window dressing…
Will the Attorney General in Washington tell the US Attorney up in New York to call off the investigation because Rudy IS Trump’s ‘guy’?
This while Barr has set up a go between for the former Trump lawyer and Justice Dept. to explore anything that could help Trump against Joe Biden running for President…
At the same time, the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York — which Giuliani led in the 1980s — appears to be continuing its wide-ranging investigation of his activities and those of his former associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, including their efforts in Ukraine.
Prosecutors from that office recently sought information related to the former U.S. ambassador in Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who the three men pushed Trump to oust, according to a person familiar with the request who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. They have also inquired about two companies with ties to Parnas, who along with Fruman was charged in October with campaign finance violations, according to people with knowledge of the queries.
The parallel developments mean that one part of the Justice Department is scrutinizing Giuliani while another is accepting information from him allegedly concerning a political rival of the president.
The remarkable dynamic comes at a moment of intense scrutiny for Barr, who intervened this week to lower the sentencing recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone in the wake of a tweet by the president — and over the objections of career prosecutors.
The unfolding Giuliani case could further test Barr, who told ABC News this week he is “not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody” and urged the president to stop tweeting about Justice Department criminal cases.
On Friday, Trump rejected the idea that he should stay out of such cases, tweeting that he has a “legal right” to weigh in on criminal investigations…..