Giuliani Faces 4 Privilege Hurdles In Ukraine Call Probe

By Tyler Maulsby (October 9, 2019, 1:17 PM EDT) -- Last week, Rudy Giuliani received a subpoena from the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence related to his communications with officials from the Ukrainian government on behalf of his client, President Donald Trump. Shortly after the subpoena became public, Giuliani went on television and social media and strongly suggested that he was not required to comply with the subpoena because of the attorney-client privilege.[1]

To many lawyers, Giuliani's position was puzzling given that the subpoena focused on discussions with third parties, notably Ukrainian and U.S. officials. This article will address some common misconceptions about the attorney-client privilege and...

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