Tag Archives: Rudy Giuliani

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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House Dems Subpoena Arrested Giuliani Henchmen

That was quick. CNN reports: House Democrats on Thursday issued subpoenas to two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who were indicted by federal prosecutors on the same day. The subpoenas to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the associates working with Giuliani to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine, …

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BREAKING: Two Giuliani Ukraine Henchmen Arrested On Campaign Finance Charges Over Trump PAC Donations

The Daily Beast reports: Two Soviet-born businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani were arrested on Wednesday on federal charges of violating campaign finance laws through a six-figure donation they facilitated to President Donald Trump’s official super PAC. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were taken into custody in New York, the Wall Street Journal reported. The precise charges against them were …

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REPORT: Trump Pushed Rex Tillerson To Pressure DOJ To Drop Criminal Case Against Giuliani’s Turkish Client

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office. Tillerson refused, arguing it would constitute interference in an ongoing investigation of the …

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Giuliani: Salem’s Witches Had It Better Than Trump

“Of course due process is necessary. Basic fairness. The American people, when they think about this are going to be totally outraged. They actually want to impeach him on the testimony of hidden witnesses who are behind a curtain, we don’t know who they are. “I went back to read two books about the Salem witch trials.  They required witnesses …

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Trump Had Rick Perry Go Through Giuliani On Ukraine

CNN reports: President Donald Trump directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and two top State Department officials to deal with his private attorney Rudy Giuliani when the Ukrainian President sought to meet Trump, in a clear circumvention of official channels, according to two sources familiar with the conversation. Trump believed Ukraine was still rampantly corrupt and said that if President …

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Giuliani: I Won’t Testify Until Adam Schiff Is “Removed”

The Washington Post reports: Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that he would not testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee and that he “can’t imagine” that anyone from the Trump administration would appear before the panel led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) either. “The position I’m stating is now the position of the administration,” Giuliani said in an interview …

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Former Aide Blasts “Conspiracy Nut” Giuliani In Op-Ed

From Ken Frydman’s op-ed in the New York Times: “America’s Mayor,” as Rudy was called after Sept. 11, is today President Trump’s bumbling personal lawyer and henchman, his apologist and defender of the indefensible. Friends and family constantly ask me, “Has he lost it? Is he crazy? How could you work for a guy like that?” At a recent dinner …

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Graham Invites Giuliani To Testify In Ukraine Probe

Reuters reports: The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday opened the door to a Senate investigation into unproven allegations regarding Ukraine raised by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, inviting the attorney to testify. “It is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine,” Senator Lindsey Graham said in a …

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Giuliani Pals Won’t Comply With Impeachment Probe

Axios reports: A pair of Rudy Giuliani’s business associates wrapped up in the Ukraine investigation will not comply with information and deposition requests from the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, their attorney John Dowd [photo] told the Miami Herald Monday. The big picture: Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are Trump donors who helped connect Giuliani with …

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Giuliani: I’m Sure I Can Totally Sue House Democrats Because I Got The Highest Grade In Constitutional Law

Yahoo News reports: President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, says he is working with outside lawyers to prepare lawsuits against prominent Democrats such as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. That defense was blunted by news of an additional whistleblower who would reportedly corroborate how Trump allegedly pressured the new Ukrainian president, …

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