The New York Times reports:
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, is encouraging Ukraine to wade further into sensitive political issues in the United States, seeking to push the incoming government in Kiev to press ahead with investigations that he hopes will benefit Mr. Trump.
Mr. Giuliani said he plans to travel to Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the coming days and wants to meet with the nation’s president-elect to urge him to pursue inquiries that allies of the White House contend could yield new information about two matters of intense interest to Mr. Trump.
One is the origin of the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The other is the involvement of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son in a gas company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.
If you’re running an ethically dubious, supposedly clandestine attempt to pressure a foreign government to help you sway a US election (for the second time!) – shouldn’t you refrain from giving incriminating quotes to the New York Times? https://t.co/Rd8QBqVtgr
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 10, 2019
This story about the administration firing the ambassador to Ukraine this week after she took on the prosecutor Giuliani has been buddying up to merits a lot more scrutiny in light of tonight’s NYT story. https://t.co/IbmH2NqpNY
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) May 10, 2019
ACTUAL @RUDYGIULIANI QUOTE: “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do … because that information will be very very helpful to my client, & may turn out to be helpful to my government. Maybe not.” https://t.co/BfuL5v4YWJ
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) May 10, 2019
Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer to the president of the United States, is openly pressing a foreign government to pursue investigations that Trump allies hope could help him in his re-election campaign.
“That information will be very, very helpful to my client.”https://t.co/ZYil0vKYtL
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 10, 2019
Trump is sending Giuliani to Ukraine to get its government to help Trump win reelection by hurting Joe Biden’s family. Read that a few times and ask yourself: How is that not an impeachable offense in broad daylight?
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 10, 2019
In an attempt to create a fake story about Democrats and Ukraine, the President’s personal Attorney, Rudy Giuliani, says he’s going to Ukraine to collude w/ a foreign government against Democrats. You can’t make this shit up. Looking forward to his testimony that’s not privileged
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 10, 2019