"The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Giuliani had been "in talks" to get paid a minimum of $200,000 by Ukraine's former prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko in exchange for helping Ukraine find assets supposedly stolen from the country as part of a retainer agreement drafted in February. The newspaper claimed that a later draft agreement from March between the lawyer's company Giuliani Partners and the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice would have seen the former New York City mayor paid $300,000 if those "stolen" assets were found. But Giuliani has said he was "paid zero" and did not seek any "business opportunity" in Ukraine", the outlet wrote.
Newsweek went on, writing that Evan McMullin, the former officer of the CIA and the Republican policy director "lambasted Giuliani's alleged behaviour".
"Giuliani even tried to get the Ukrainian prosecutor general to pay for a meeting with Attorney General Barr. This is third-world level corruption right at the top of our own government," he tweeted.