Tag Archives: Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani Attacks Trump’s Nominee For Ambassador To Russia: He’s Trying To “Hinder Me” As Trump’s Lawyer

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday swiped at President Trump’s nominee to serve as ambassador to Russia after he said in a confirmation hearing that Giuliani was involved in a “campaign” opposing the administration’s former ambassador to Ukraine. Asked about the administration’s dealings with Ukraine during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing, John Sullivan told lawmakers Wednesday that he was aware of …

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Giuliani: We Congratulated Obama On “Ben Laden”

Newsweek reports: Rudy Giuliani—who was mayor of New York during the September 11 attacks—has drawn the ire and vexation of Twitter after misspelling the name of Osama Bin Laden. The 75-year-old, who is now President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, attempted to condemn Democrats over the criticism they have directed at the president and his handling of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi …

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Ukraine Complained Of Giuliani’s Pressure Back In May

NBC News reports: The White House was alerted as early as mid-May — earlier than previously known — that a budding pressure campaign by Rudy Giuliani and one of President Donald Trump’s ambassadors was rattling the new Ukrainian president. Alarm bells went off at the National Security Council when the White House’s top Europe official was told that Giuliani was …

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Giuliani Butt-Dialed NBC Reporter, Heard Discussing Overseas Operations, Problem Of Needing More Money

Rich Schapiro reports for NBC News: Late in the evening on Oct. 16, Rudy Giuliani made a phone call to this reporter. The fact that Giuliani was reaching out wasn’t remarkable. He and the reporter had spoken earlier that night for a story about his ties to a fringe Iranian opposition group. But this call, it would soon become clear, …

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Feds Blow Door Off Safe In Giuliani Henchmen Probe

CNN reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed the brother of one of the recently indicted associates of Rudy Giuliani as they escalate their investigation in the campaign-finance case. The subpoena to Steven Fruman is the latest indication of prosecutors’ actions since the rushed arrest two weeks ago of his brother, Igor Fruman, and another defendant, Lev Parnas, at …

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Politico: Investigation Into Giuliani Is “Snowballing”

Politico reports: Rudy Giuliani’s problems keep piling up. His responsibilities are shrinking as Donald Trump’s TV-friendly personal attorney. His efforts to dig up dirt on the president’s political opponents have landed his highest-profile client in a congressional impeachment investigation. And two of his foreign-born business associates are headed to trial on charges that are part of a broader effort by …

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When Arrested Giuliani’s Henchmen Were On Their Way To Set Up Hannity Interview With Ukraine Prosecutor

CNN reports: Two weeks ago when they were arrested, Parnas and Fruman were preparing to fly to Vienna, Austria, to meet Giuliani and another key figure in the impeachment investigation, Ukraine’s former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, according to four sources familiar with their trip. Shokin is the same Ukrainian official who former Vice President Joe Biden — along with other …

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Former US Attorneys Pen Mock Indictment Of Giuliani

Just Security reports: While the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has issued legal opinions that a sitting president cannot be indicted, there is no similar prohibition on indicting a president’s personal lawyer or other potential co-conspirators involved in committing a federal crime. Based on facts already in the public record, we believe that Rudolph Giuliani could be indicted …

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Court Orders Release Of Guiliani/Pompeo Ukraine Docs

The National Law Journal reports: A federal judge on Wednesday said he wants the State Department to produce certain documents on Ukraine, including communications between President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and State Department officials, to a watchdog group within 30 days. American Oversight filed an open records request about five months ago for State Department communications with Giuliani, …

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Guiliani’s Henchmen Plead Not Guilty In Federal Court

NPR reports: Two of Rudy Giuliani’s associates appeared in federal court Wednesday in Manhattan, where they pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally funneling foreign donations to U.S. political candidates. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are both U.S. citizens born in the former Soviet Union: Parnas in Ukraine, and Fruman in Belarus. They face charges of conspiring to violate the …

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Ukraine President Held Meeting About Trump And Giuliani’s Pressure On Bidens Before Even Taking Office

The Associated Press reports: More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed …

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Michael Cohen Offers Dirt On Giuliani’s Henchman

Vanity Fair reports: Michael Cohen, according to people familiar with the situation, has information that could be pertinent to the SDNY’s investigation into Lev Parnas, one of the men who worked with Giuliani to dig up dirt on Trump’s political opponents. Parnas, according to these sources, contacted Cohen in the first few weeks after Trump took office. He introduced himself …

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Giuliani’s Henchman Campaigned With Florida Gov

Politico reports: Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian American businessman accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, attended a string of events with Ron DeSantis in the closing moments of the Republican candidate’s 2018 campaign for governor in Florida. In a photograph taken Nov. 4, two days before the election that propelled DeSantis to victory, Parnas is next to the smiling …

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WSJ Dives Into Giuliani Henchman’s Instagram [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The Wall Street Journal took a deep dive into Lev Parnas’s private Instagram account, revealing some interesting details about the timeline of his relationship with Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump. Parnas, who was recently arrested for campaign finance violations alongside Igor Fruman, kept a multitude of photos from his meetings with the Trump family, his visits to Trump …

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Pics Show Florida Gov Hugging Giuliani’s Henchmen

The Tampa Bay Times reports: The pictures show Ron DeSantis leaning in to hug a heavy-set, middle-aged man amid a sea of onlookers. DeSantis then turns to another man, who wraps his arms around the newly-elected governor at his victory celebration in Orlando. The two men embraced by DeSantis in these previously unpublished pictures? Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, the …

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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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