INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [10-25-19] vigorously defended his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who is facing an expanding criminal probe and whose Ukraine activities are central to House Democrats’ impeachment investigation. Asked whether he was concerned about authorities’ growing scrutiny of the former New York mayor, Trump brushed off the question, saying, “I don’t think so’…POLITICO reported earlier Friday that in addition to previously known probes by FBI agents and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in Washington has taken an interest in Giuliani. The involvement of the DOJ’s headquarters indicates the investigation is both broader and moving at a faster pace than previously understood.”

Abbey Marshall, “Trump defends Giuliani amid growing criminal investigation,” Politico, October 25, 2019 1:16 pm