Tag Archives: Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani Wanted Visa For Former Ukrainian Prosecutor

CNN reports: Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent’s testimony. Kent, the deputy assistant …

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Sondland To Plead Ignorance In House Testimony

ABC News reports: The U.S. ambassador to the European Union will tell Congress that President Donald Trump directed him and others to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to push Ukraine to announce investigations, but that he was in the dark on the extent of Giuliani’s efforts and the political motive behind it, according to his opening statement obtained …

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Perry: I Never Heard Trump Mention Probe Into Bidens

Fox News reports: Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose name has been mentioned in connection with President Trump’s Ukraine dealings, said in an interview published late Wednesday that the president told him to seek out Rudy Giuliani earlier this year to look into possible Ukrainian corruption. The Wall Street Journal sat down with Perry for an extensive interview and reported that …

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GOP Warns Graham Against Having Biden Testify

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans are cautioning Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) against the prospect of bringing former Vice President Joe Biden before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about Ukrainian corruption, saying such a move could backfire. Graham initially ruled out the possibility of having Biden or his son Hunter testify before the Judiciary panel about their actions related to …

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Giuliani’s Henchmen Worked For Ukraine Oligarch

ABC News reports: When two Rudy Giuliani associates were arrested last week and charged with funneling foreign money into political campaigns, two big questions lingered: Which foreigners were they working for, and what was their ultimate goal? There are growing indications that a Ukrainian-backed oligarch who is fighting extradition to the United States figures in the answers. The evidence is …

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Fourth Giuliani Associate Arrested By Federal Agents

The Associated Press reports: A Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani is in federal custody after flying Wednesday to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in, federal authorities said. David Correia, 44, was named in an indictment with two Giuliani associates and another man arrested last week on charges they …

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Giuliani Privately Pushed Trump To Expel Turkish Cleric

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani privately urged President Trump in 2017 to extradite a Turkish cleric living in exile in the United States, a top priority of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to multiple former administration officials familiar with the discussions. Giuliani, a Trump ally who later became the president’s personal attorney, repeatedly argued to Trump that …

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Rudy Giuliani Defies House Subpoena, Loses Lawyer

ABC News reports: President Donald’s Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told ABC News on Tuesday he is not complying with a congressional subpoena. Giuliani told ABC News “if they enforce it, then we will see what happens.” Giuliani went on to say he is no longer retaining the services of Jon Sale, who was acting as his attorney for this …

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Hunter Biden Regrets Not Foreseeing Attack Angle

ABC News reports: As President Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden over his foreign business deals, the former vice president’s son defended the ethical implications of his private ventures in an interview with ABC News, but conceded taking a misstep in failing to foresee the political implications on his father’s …

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Giuliani Admits Henchman’s Firm Paid Him $500,000

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President …

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Bolton Was Alarmed By Giuliani’s Pressure On Ukraine

The New York Times reports: The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday. Mr. Bolton got into a tense exchange on July 10 …

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Federal Prosecutors Dig Into Giuliani’s Finances

Boing Boing reports: Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Southern District of New York (SDNY) prosecutors are reported by the Wall Street Journal to now be examining Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine. Investigators have examined Giuliani’s bank records. The areas of Giuliani’s operations now under investigation include his personal finances, …

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Pompeo Evasive On Meeting Giuliani Overseas [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gritted his teeth through a strained response when NBC Nashville reporter Nancy Amons grilled him on whether he had met with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani during an overseas trip in February. Pompeo was hostile and evasive throughout the interview, at one point accusing Amons of “working at least in part for …

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Trump Defends “Legendary Crime Buster” Giuliani

Talking Points Memo reports: The gesture of support comes as new reporting confirms that Giuliani’s interactions with recently arrested associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, specifically related to the Ukraine pressure campaign, are the subject of a criminal investigation. In a less supportive move, Trump also declined to say if Giuliani is still his lawyer when pressed by reporters Friday. …

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REPORT: Rudy Giuliani Under Federal Investigation

The New York Times reports: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The investigators are examining Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to undermine the American ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, one of the people said. She was recalled …

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Giuliani Henchman Attended Trump Election Night Party

Politico reports: Donald Trump tried to distance himself from the latest scandal that threatens his presidency on Thursday by saying he didn’t know either of the foreign-born Rudy Giuliani associates that his own Justice Department had just indicted for alleged campaign finance violations. But that’s not what one of the men said three years ago — while attending Trump’s invite-only …

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Trump Won’t Say If Giuliani Is Still His Attorney

CNN reports: On Friday, people familiar with the situation said Giuliani was still acting as Trump’s personal attorney. But when Trump was questioned at the White House whether Giuliani was still acting in that capacity, he demurred. “I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to Rudy. I spoke to him yesterday briefly. He’s a very good attorney. And he has been …

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Ousted Ukraine Ambassador: Trump Had Me Removed

The New York Times reports: Marie L. Yovanovitch, who was recalled as the American ambassador to Ukraine, testified to impeachment investigators on Friday that a top State Department official told her that President Trump had pushed for her removal for months even though the department believed she had “done nothing wrong.” In a closed-door deposition that could further fuel calls …

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Democrats Demand: Who Is Paying Rudy Giuliani?

The Daily Beast reports: A member of the House Intelligence Committee is calling on Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to disclose information on who financed his attempts to dig up dirt on Joe Biden amid a wave of reports that the work has dovetailed into official government business. “Rudy needs to disclose his clients for the Ukraine work,” said …

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Trump Denies Knowing Giuliani’s Arrested Henchmen Despite Being Photographed With Them Several Times

CBS News reports: President Trump said Thursday that he doesn’t know the two business associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who were arrested on campaign finance charges, but acknowledged he may have been photographed with them at some point. “I don’t know those gentleman. Now, it’s possible I have a picture with them because I have a picture with …

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