Official to testify that Bolton warned about influence of Giuliani on Ukraine

According to Anderson’s prepared statements, he helped in May to develop “key deliverables” to show newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s “commitment to reform. 1) demonstrating Zelenskyy’s independence from powerful vested interests and pursuing anticorruption reform as well as antitrust reform; 2) strengthening U.S.-Ukrainian energy cooperation; and 3) improving our bilateral security relationship which included Ukraine increasing its purchases of key U.S. military equipment.”

In the mid-June meeting, “Bolton stated that he agreed with our three lines of effort and that he also supported increased senior White House engagement,” according to the prepared statement.

“However, he cautioned that Mr. Giuliani was a key voice with the President on Ukraine which could be an obstacle to increased White House engagement,” Anderson is expected to tell the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees.

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