Transcript for New reports claim Giuliani was negotiating deals with Ukraine
Now, to new headlines in the impeachment showdown. And more questions for president trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Tonight, two new reports claim Giuliani was negotiating potential personal business deals with ukraiian officials worth hundreds of thousands of dollars at the same time he was pushing Ukraine to investigate the president's political rivals. The president just 24 hours ago appearing to distance himself from Giuliani. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce. Reporter: As Rudy Giuliani pushed president trump's political agenda in Ukraine, he was also reportedly pursuing lucrative business deals for himself with the Ukrainian government. Tonight, "The New York Times" reporting Giuliani signed a proposal to be paid $300,000 by the Ukrainian ministry of justice, supposedly to find stolen money. The deal never went through, but it raises questions about a conflict of interest. Several impeachment witnesses have testified America's Ukraine policy went through the president's personal lawyer. If we wanted to get anything done with Ukraine, it was apparent to us we needed to talk Right. You understood that Mr. Giuliani spoke for the president, correct? That's correct. Reporter: Trump is now distancing himself. So you didn't direct him to go to Ukraine to do anything or put any heat on them? No, I didn't direct him. Reporter: With the next round of public impeachment hearings set to start next week, trump is rallying his troops. And now the same maniacs are pushing the deranged impeachment -- think of this. Impeachment. Impeachment. Reporter: Trump and his lawyers have the right to participate in those hearings. Tonight, we're told the president is reviewing his options. Responding on Twitter just now, Rudy Giuliani says he did not pursue a business opportunity in Ukraine. He says he could have helped them, but he didn't, and was paid zero. Tom? Mary Bruce for us tonight. Mary, thank you. There is also news tonight
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