He also has regularly boasted about his access to Trump and the closeness of their friendship, said a senior U.S. official who interacted with Giuliani.
Kolomoisky is also a political supporter of Zelensky.
That was the case with his efforts to shape the pick for amb to Qatar, where he did security consulting work in 2017 and 2018 related to a hacking incident, Giuliani said
While in Congress, Taylor worked to build ties with Qatar, visiting the country in 2017 and speaking at a Qatari event in DC in 2018.
When asked about his advocacy for Taylor in a November interview, Giuliani laughed and ended the call.
The State Department declined to comment.