Trump denies telling Giuliani to get Ukraine to investigate political foes

By Canadian Press	
	 		Former president of Ukraine reveals details of 2017 meeting with Rudy Giuliani				Nov 26 2019

By Canadian Press Former president of Ukraine reveals details of 2017 meeting with Rudy Giuliani Nov 26 2019

In October, Mulvaney defended Giuliani's involvement in US-Ukraine affairs by announcing "the President will get to make exercise of who he needs to make exercise of".

The Times reports it interviewed Giuiani and examined several documents, one of which was "a proposal signed in February by Mr. Giuliani", which "called for the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice to pay his firm $300,000". Lutsenko is no longer the country's chief prosecutor; he is now seen by many as part of the corrupt system that Ukraine's current president has vowed to reform.

In the July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to carry out the Biden investigation as well as another involving a conspiracy theory about the 2016 U.S. election, Trump directed Zelensky to talk to Giuliani.

The better question is, why wouldn't he?

Mr. Trump told Zelensky on that call: "Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man". What's the point of having all this power and influence if you can't dip your own beak?

A file photo shows President Donald Trump greeting Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J., November 20, 2016.

"I never received a penny", Giuliani claimed.

President Trump on Tuesday denied sending his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to gather intel on his political foes.

"Obvious campaign felony by [Giuliani] & the lawyers negotiating these contracts to coordinate manufacturing dirt on Biden", Shugerman wrote, adding, "timing of a $200K contract at precisely the moment Giuliani is pushing for Biden dirt is evidence of Giuliani's private coordination, not U.S. official diplomacy/public anti-corruption".

During a Wednesday interview with The New York Times, Giuliani said a Ukrainian official wanted to hire him for personal business.

In a pattern reminiscent of the way Trump dealt with his previous personal attorney Michael Cohen - who is now serving a three-year prison sentence - the President suggested he was in the dark about Giuliani's agenda in Ukraine, despite weeks of impeachment testimony establishing the opposite.

So he didn't direct Giuliani to go to Ukraine and pressure their government?

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"I know he was going to go to Ukraine , and I think he canceled a trip", the president continued. They came to the US and gave it to me. "This is not about getting Joe Biden in trouble".

"No, I didn't direct him, but he's a warrior, Rudy's a warrior".

Even for Trump, that's a brazen set of lies.

Giuliani told USA Today that Trump never told him to go to Ukraine. In his testimony, Sandy said two staffers in the Office of Management and Budget resigned partly because of concerns over the hold on USA military aid to Ukraine.

President Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to "look into" former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, according to.

Federal prosecutors in NY are looking into the ties of Giuliani and his associates had to Ukraine's state-run oil-and-gas company.

Trump asked Zelenskiy to get in touch with Giuliani in the July 25 phone call that ultimately led to the impeachment inquiry. "He just kept saying: Talk to Rudy, talk to Rudy", testified Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union.

Many diplomats and foreign policy experts testified before the intelligence committee that they were uneasy with Trump's efforts in Ukraine, and many came to understand that the White House did place conditions at a minimum on a White House meeting and possibly over military aid.

"No", the President said, before launching into a tangent of flattering Giuliani's credentials, calling him "a great corruption fighter" and "the greatest mayor" of New York City.

It has always been clear that Trump and Giuliani were in close coordination on the whole scheme.

Asked in a radio interview that aired Tuesday whether he directed Giuliani "to go to Ukraine to do anything or put any heat on them", Trump replied, "No, I didn't direct him but he's a warrior, Rudy's a warrior".

Trump was so intimately involved that Giuliani was keeping him abreast of developments while the meetings were still in progress.

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