The FBI wants to talk to the Ukraine whistleblower, most likely about Rudy Giuliani, according to the Associated Press.
The FBI last month requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
An agent from the FBI’s Washington field office reached out to the whistleblower’s lawyers last month to seek an interview about the substance of the complaint, according to this person, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the request with The Associated Press.
The person said it was clear from the FBI that the whistleblower was not regarded as the target of any investigation but rather a potential witness. It was not immediately clear what specifically the FBI might be looking into. The requested interview has not taken place.
An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment on the request, which was first reported by Yahoo News.
The whistleblower, a CIA officer, filed a complaint on Aug. 12 about Trump’s phone call weeks earlier with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. During the call, Trump pressed for investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden and into the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Considering Rudy's two Ukranian contacts have already been indicted and Rudy is almost guaranteed to be next, my guess is it's almost certainly involving the case against Giuliani. What information the whistleblower has against Giuliani specifically, I don't know.
But let's not forget the FBI is under Chris Wray, who reports to Bill Barr these days. I can certainly understand why the whistleblower's lawyer, Mark Zaid, might not want to give the feds in the DC FBI office the dirt on Rudy right now when the SDNY is already on the case.