Former New York City Mayor and lawyer for former U.S. President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani has become the subject of a federal investigation into possible improper lobbying in favor of Turkey. This is reported by ABC News.
According to the network, Giuliani's actions first raised questions in 2017, when he was hired to represent Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab in a money laundering and sanctions evasion case. At the time, a Trump aide personally asked then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to drop the case. But the businessman eventually pleaded guilty.
Giuliani also urged the administration to deport the Turkish writer and social activist Fethullah Gulen, who was in voluntary exile in the United States and whom Turkish President Recep Erdogan accused of instigating a coup.
Earlier, it was reported that a court in New York suspended Giuliani's law license.